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A 33-year-old man, Ejike Kanu, has been arrested for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter in Anambra State.
Ejike reportedly lured the girl into his wife’s shop, where he allegedly had carnal knowledge of her.
The incident happened at Okpoko, near Onitsha, in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
When apprehended, the suspect reportedly attributed his action to the devil’s influence.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the matter would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for discreet investigation.
Muhammed said, ‘Police operatives attached to the Okpoko Division arrested one Ejike Kanu, 33, a native of Elugwu Mkporo in the Ohafia LGA of Abia State, who resides at Umuobom Street, Okpoko, Anambra State.’
‘The suspect allegedly lured his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her inside his wife’s shop.’
‘Police detectives visited the scene and took the victim to hospital for examination, where penetration was confirmed by a medical doctor.’
‘The suspect has voluntarily confessed and attributed his action to devil’s influence.’
‘The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, after which the suspect will be charged’.
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