A 33-year- man has allegedly lured and abused a seven-year-old young lady inside his wife’s shop in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
VILLA UPDATES reports that the man, Ejike Kanu directed the young lady and brought her into the shop where his wife sells provisions and forcefully rapped the young lad.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, the suspect has been detained.
Mohammed said the suspect has admitted to the wrongdoing, ascribing his actions to the Devil.
Talking on how the suspect was arrested he said,
“On the 6/10/2020, Police operatives attached to Okpoko Division arrested one Ejike Kanu ‘m’ aged 33 years, a native of Elugwu Mkporo in Ohafia LGA of Abia State, but resides at Umuobom Street, Okpoko, Anambra State.
Suspect allegedly lured his neighbour’s daughter, aged 7 years old and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her, inside his wife’s shop.
Police officials paid a visit to the scene and took the victim to the hospital for medical checkup where it was confirmed by a medical doctor that she was being penetrated.
“Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed and attributed his act to devil’s influence.
“Case would be transferred to the State criminal investigation department for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang, after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution,” he said.
He also added that rape cases including children have increased in Anambra.
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