A police officer attached to Ugbodo Police Division in Ebonyi Local Government Area, was over the weekend, arrested for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. George Okafor, told journalists at the command headquarters, that the suspect resides in the same compound as the parents of the girl at Ugbodo.
Sources revealed that the officer took advantage of the minor after luring her to his apartment while her parents were away.
The police officer offered to pay the victim’s family the sum of N50,000 in order that they would conceal his act but he was not as lucky as they not only rejected the offer, but also reported him at the Family Law Centre.
Consequently, the attention of the officers were called to the matter and the suspect was arrested.
According to Okafor, a medical examination conducted on the victim showed that she had been violated.
The PPRO further assured that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the case is concluded.