An 80-year-old man, Moses Inyan is currently in the custody of Ajamimogho community task force after allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl (name withheld) at Ajamimogho Community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The girl who was sent on an errand by her mother at about 5 pm raised the suspicion of her mother who alarmed relatives and neighbours searched for her till about 10 pm but couldn’t find her.
The parents of the victim and the other residents were said to have asked the suspect, who is notorious for raping children in the area if he saw the little girl, but he denied saying she was not in his house.
Not satisfied with the hurried reply of the octogenarian, the victim’s parents and neighbours reported the matter before the Ajamimogha Community Task Force who promptly broke in and searched his house only to discover that the old man locked the girl inside a small cupboard.
The girl had almost died when she was brought out of the cupboard, from where she was rushed for medical treatments that very night.
The Ajamimogha Community Taskforce arrested the suspect and locked him up in their cell with the father of the victim simply identified as Friday insisting that justice must be served, with the suspect handed over to the police for prosecution.