A 33-year-old man identified as Ejike Kanu has been arrested by the Anambra State Police command for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl inside his wife’s shop in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, Mr. Ejike lured the little girl and took her into the small shop where his wife sells provisions and forcefully had canal knowledge of her.
He also confirmed that the suspect has confessed to the crime.
“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 detectives visited the scene and took the victim to the hospital for medical examination where penetration was confirmed by the medical doctor.
“Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed and attributed his act to devil’s influence.
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“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.