One Mr Linus Onuzulike, a 68-year-old man has been arrested by men of the Anambra State Police Command for reportedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Abagana in Njikoka Local Government.
The suspect was paraded before newsmen alongside 15 others for different offenses at the Police Command’s headquarters over the weekend.
Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of the Police command, also confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old man over the rape of a 16-year old girl. He stated that the suspect had voluntarily attested to the crime, adding that the suspects would be charged after investigations.
Speaking to the press, Mr. Onuzulike, played down the rape allegations, saying he was accused by the mother of the victim, who happened to be his sister after they had a misunderstanding.
He said: “Benedict said I raped her 7-year old girl, but I didn’t. She’s my blood sister, married in Umudioka.
“She came to my house after putting to bed and pleaded I should accommodate her.
“I gave her a room in my house. She accused me of raping the daughter because of the misunderstanding I’m having with her.
“I insisted we must go to the police station the following day so she can undergo test but she ran away with the daughter.
“She later came out with the daughter and invited the police to arrest me, claiming to have carried out the test on the daughter.”