41-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping 3-Year-Old In Abia

41-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping 3-Year-Old In Abia

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on October 15, 2015
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A 41-year-old man identified as Stephen Akunewu, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl n Aba, Abia State.

Officials from the Eziama Police Division, waylaid and arrested the suspect at his residence in No. 14 Uzoigwe Extension, off Osusu Road, Aba.

According to Vanguard, Akunewu, a barbing salon operator, allegedly lured the victim with biscuits and sweets.

The victim’s aunt, identified only as Mrs. Eunice, was sad to have suspected that her niece had been raped by their neighbour and reported the incident to the police.

When he caught a wave that the matter had been reported to the police, the suspect reportedly took to his heels to evade arrest, but he was not that lucky.

A medical check on the minor revealed that she had been abused by the suspect as her private part was reddish and bruised.

Meanwhile, a resident disclosed that the suspect had in 2012, also lured and raped a 2-year-old daughter of his neighbour, but the family was said to have resolved not to report the matter to the police.

The Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP Ezekiel Udeviotu, confirmed the incident.

Udeviotu, said investigation has been launched into the matter after which the suspect would be charged to court.

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