The Delta State Police Command, have arrested a 46-year-old security guard, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old daughter of a pastor.
According to the Spokesperson of the Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who briefed news men on Tuesday in Asaba, the incident occured in an uncompleted building in Ibusa community in Oshimili North local government area on Monday, August 24.
Exposed by neighbours, the suspect was caught in the act by then after he lured the little girl into the building,” the spokesman said.
NAN quoted a source as saying the suspect is a security guard at the building site, which is close to the victim’s residence.
“We learnt from the little girl that the suspect lured her into the building by lying that he would send her on an errand. When her parents did not see her, they alerted people.
“A woman said she saw the little girl entering the uncompleted building. We rushed into the building and caught him defiling her. We found that he tied the hands of the girl before forcing his way into her body.”
The source disclosed that the father of the victim, a Pastor, had opted to keep quiet so as to shield the girl from stigmatisation.
“The father was not prepared to raise any alarm, but we were angry and arrested the suspect. We have taken him to the Ibusa Police Station,” the source further said.