68-year-old Linus Onuzulike has been arrested by men of the Anambra State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Abagana in Njikoka Local Government.
The suspect was paraded alongside fifteen others for different offenses at the Police Command’s headquarters over the weekend.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, also confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old man over the rape of a 16-year old girl. He explained that the suspect had voluntarily confessed to the crime, adding that the suspects would be charged after investigations.
Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Onuzulike, denied the rape allegations, saying he was accused by the victim’s mother, 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.”