The police in the Nigerian city of Benin, Edo State, have arrested a 57-year-old man, Raphael Omada, for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Omada who was paraded weekend before journalists at the State police Command headquarters, confessed to the crime, adding that it was the first time he did so.
The offence was allegedly committed about two weeks ago at Owan town, in Owan West Local Government Area of the State where the father of six children of ages 18 to 30 lives with his family.
Mr. Omada who hails from Nsukka, Enugu State, said on the fateful day, he capitalised on the absence of his wife and children, who were away in the farm, and lured the girl into his bedroom.
He claimed he inserted his middle finger into her private part.
He however denied having sex with her.
According to the suspect, the bubble burst when the elder brother of the girl who noticed that she was moving with pain and difficulty, reported to their mother who eventually obtained confession from the girl. He said the alarm raised by the mother attracted neighbours who arrested and handed him over to the police.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, said the suspect would be charged to court for child molestation and abuse as soon as investigations are concluded.