Sunny A. Ijomah
The Divisional Police Station at Fegge, Onitsha, Anambra State, have reportedly spread their dragnet in search of a randy man (names withheld) who defiled an eight-year-old girl, (names withheld).
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the victim, a primary four pupil of Lafiaji Primary School, Fegge, Onitsha, was lured by the man while on her way to school on the fateful day.
After defiling the girl in his Calabar Street residence at Fegge, she continued her journey to the school with blood-stained school uniform that attracted the attention of passers-by that included an activist attached to Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Comrade Onyedika Obi.
Our correspondent learnt that the passersby after inquiring what happened to her and was informed the man forcefully had carnal knowledge of her, causing her to bleed profusely, joined her to her school where the school authority in collaboration with the sympathisers, took her to the Fegge Police Division to lodge the complaint.
Immediately, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of the Division, Mr. Rabiu Garba (SP), sent his men to arrest the culprit but he was said to have fled his home shortly after committing the offence.
However, mother to the randy man and co-tenants were whisked away to be grilled on how to arrest the fleeing suspect. It was gathered from neighbours that the suspect has been in the habit of raping and defiling minors.
Meanwhile, the girl is said to be responding to treatment at the Police clinic, Onitsha Police Area Command where she was taken to by the Fegge Police DPO for medical attention.
Confirming the incident, the DPO, Mr. Rabiu Garba (SP) expressed optimism that the police would arrest the suspect.
Reacting to the incident, the State Chairman of CLO, Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, commended the DPO for taking the girl to the police clinic and urged that such clinics be established in various areas for easy treatment of injuries associated with crimes adding that, “other hospitals will demand for police authority before treatment which may delay treatment and eventually cause untimely death.”