67-year-old man, Gabriel Achibong has been arrested for allegedly defiling an eleven-year-old girl at Okpe road area of Sapele in Delta State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim, a JSS1 pupil was lured into a room by the suspect to watch television.
A source in the community told our correspondent that the suspect who is currently in detention allegedly defiled the girl when she came to meet the suspect’s wife, who is a hairdresser to make her hair.
“The little girl has been making her hair at the woman’s makeshift saloon attached to the suspect’s apartment. She came on Sunday to make her hair but the woman was busy making another person’s hair, the girl had to wait, she was watching television from outside through the window.
“The window was a bit close, so the suspect’s wife advised her to go inside and sit down to watch the programme on the television, that was when the husband took advantage of her and rape her.
The girl did not scream for help during the incident because the suspect gagged her mouth to prevent her from shouting in order not to alert his wife and others.”
It was gathered that the suspect threatened to kill the little girl should she tell what happened to anyone especially his wife.
The mother of the victim was said to have noticed when the victim got home and inquired to know what the problem was before she explained to her mother what happened. It was at that point that the victim’s mother got the police involved.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Edafe Bright on Tuesday confirmed the incident.
He said, “Yes, it is confirmed, as I speak to you now, the matter has been charged to court.”