Emeka, aka Baba Victor, a resident of Chief Mailumo Sambo Close, Jos, Jarawa village narrowly escaped death on Thursday, June 12, 2014 on as he was almost lynched by neighbours for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old primary five pupil in the neighbourhood.
The incident occurred at about 6.30 am yesterday when he was caught in the act by neighbors which attracted residents, mostly women, who wanted to lynch him.
According to the victim, the man had slept with her severally with the first incident taking place sometime last year after which he gave her N100.
“I attend an Islamic school and we don’t go very early. I used to go to his compound to play with my friend who is living there.
“That day, I wanted to shout but he said I should not and that he will give me money. I did not remember to tell my parents. This morning, I went to my friend’s place and he called me and started sleeping with me again before people came and saw us, ” she said.
Speaking to a correspondent, one of the neighbors Mama Blessing said, “There has been rumours about Baba Victor sleeping with that girl because she is always playing in his room. No one could confirm it until today.
“I have lived here for more than 20 years. Baba Victor has five children, four in their 20s but the wicked man sent the wife and children to their village in the East and lives here alone.”
“He has older girl friends, some even come from Bukuru to see him. What does he want with this small girl?” she added.
The neighbours equally suspect the victim may not be the only girl in the vicinity as the suspect was in the habit of giving money between N30 and N50 to little girls.
However, immediately the suspect was caught, he pushed the girl outside and locked himself in and before the aggrieved neighbours could break the door, a passer-by had notified the police.
It took the combined efforts of Policemen from Nasarawa Gwong Division and STF members attached to Sector Two for the man to be taken away.