A 30-year-old man Inya-Okoro from Afikpo North Local Government area of Ebonyi, has been arrested for raping a 2-year-old girl
The Sun reports that the suspect allegedly committed the act when little Favour returned from school and was asleep by the corridor of her parent’s home. . Inya-Okoro who also lives in the same building reportedly pounced on her and defiled her.
He was arrested by the Police when the girl’s family alerted officers, and he will be charged to court for prosecution.
Favour has since been taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.
The state’s Assistant Superintendent of Police Chris Anyanwu lamented the high rate of rape in the area and urged parents to be careful.
In an interview with Crime Watch, he admitted to the crime and blamed it on his sexual urges
“What happened was that I went to look for job as labourer on the fateful day but could not get any job and I returned home. As I was washing my cloth, I saw the girl laying down sleeping wearing only pant, I rushed and carried her and have sex with her. It was ‘conji’ that caused it and I don’t have money to go for mature girls.”
The girl’s father told reporters he was in church when the incident happened, and that it was a neighbour who called him to inform him.