Report gathered that, a 32-year-old truck pusher, Alloysus Ikejimba, has been arrested by policemen for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl. Police sources told newsmen that, the suspect had been arrested over a similar offence in the past.
Speaking with reporters, father of the victim, who simply identified himself as Kennedy, said the suspect usually defiled his daughter whenever she was taking her bath.
He said: “My daughter normally complained to his mother, but her mother refused to tell me about it. He does it to her whenever she is taking her bath at the back of our house.
“Unfortunately for him, two weeks ago, I was in the house and I saw my wife standing beside my daughter while she was taking her bath and I went and asked her what was happening she told me that my neighbour Alloy, had been defiling my daughter for a long time.
“I confronted him and he started begging me. He ran away from his house and I did not see him for two weeks.
“Few days ago, he brought the police to my house to arrest me, complaining that I was threatening his life.
“When I came to the police station, I told them what he had done and they arrested him and took my child for medical check up.
“The report is out and it has shown that she was defiled multiple times by Alloysus.”
The suspect, however, denied defiling the victim.
He said: “We live in the same compound at Okokomaiko and I normally bath my child because my wife is not feeling very well.
“She was shot last year during a robbery incident at Alaba International Market, where I also work.
“The mother accused me of touching her child’s private part, but I only touched her head.
“When the father confronted me, I told him that I did not do it. He took me before the community people and beat me up in their presence. They begged him to allow me go, but he refused.”
Divisional Police Officer, Okoko Division, CSP Ibrahim Zango, referred newsmen to the command’s image maker.