A 68-year-old man, Linus Onuzulike, has been arrested for defiling a seven-year-old girl in Abagana, Njikoka Local Government of Anambra State.
The suspect was paraded at the state police command’s headquarters by the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed.
While stating that the command also arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, Mohammed decried the increasing cases of rape in the country.
He warned those engaging in any form of crime in the state to be ready to face the full wrath of the law.
Onuzulike, however, denied the allegation, saying he was accused by the victim’s mother, who happened to be his sister, following a misunderstanding between them.
He said, “Benedicta (the victim’s mother) said I raped her seven-year-old girl, but I didn’t. She’s my blood sister.
“She came to my house after putting to bed and pleaded that I should accommodate her. I gave her a room in my house. She accused me of raping the daughter because of the misunderstanding I’m having with her.
“I insisted that we must go to the police station the following day so that victim could undergo a test, but she ran away with her daughter.
“She later came out from hiding with the daughter and invited the police to arrest me, claiming to have carried out the test on the daughter.”