- A 52-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Cross River state for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl
- The suspect, Henry Oboh, was said to have dragged the victim into his room when her parents were away
- In his confessional statement, Oboh said he was pushed by some forces to commit the crime
The police in Cross River state has arrested a 52-year-old man identified as Henry Oboh for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl in a community known as 'One Man' in the Akamkpa local government area of the state.
The Punch reports that the suspect was said to have dragged the child into his room and threatened to stab her with table knife before defiling her.
NAIJ.com gathers that when the suspect was being paraded alongside other suspects at the state police command headquarters in Calabar, stated that some forces pushed him to commit the crime.
The father of four, who could not name the forces, said he didn't plan to defile the victim, adding that he was ready to face the wrath of the law.
He said: “Some forces pushed me to have sex with the small child. I was not myself and how I did that I cannot explain. I never planned to have sex with her. Something pushed me all of a sudden and that was why I immediately surrendered myself when the police came to arrest me.
“I am ready to face the consequences of what I have done. I am seriously regretting what I did. I am a mechanic. I am married with four children.”
Speaking on the incident, the state commissioner of police, Hafiz Inuwa, said: “On June 6, 2018 at about 21.25 hours, one Faith Sunday, a 12-year-old female of One Man village in Akamkpa LGA reported at Akamkpa police division that on June, 2, 2018 at about 13.18 hours, one Henry Oboh, of the same address, dragged her to his room when her parents were away.
“He threatened to stab her with a table knife and thereafter had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. The case was transferred to the CIID on June 11, 2018 for discreet investigation. The suspect has confessed in his statement and will be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a 40-year-old businessman, Cosmos Ajibo, who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl, was charged before a magistrates’ court sitting in Kano.
The prosecutor, Inspector Junaidu Aminu, said at the court that the accused committed the offence on January 19, at about 5.00 pm in Unguwar Tsamiya Quarters, Takai local government area of the state.
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