A certain man has been arrested in Otukpo, Benue State after he attempted to rape an eight-year-old girl in his room on Ogiri Okoh Street, to a point where the minor became unconscious.
The suspect, simply identified as Daniel, an okada rider, was apprehended on Wednesday by vigilantes from Igbanonmaje, after the girl’s mother learnt of the incident.
Saturday Punch gathered that after the girl became unconscious, the suspect poured water on her to resuscitate her, after which he sent her home.
All these and more were revealed by a resident of the street, on which the victim’s mother lived.
The resident, who seems to know a lot on the incident, quoted the girl as stating that Daniel forced himself on her after he had told her to help him buy food.
According to the resident, the mother, who became suspicious when the girl came back home, walking with her legs apart, raised the alarm, after the girl said Daniel inserted his manhood in her and after then, she did not know anything again.
“She said by the time she woke up in his room, he saw the man pouring water on her,” the resident said.
On his own part, the suspect, who admitted to have attempted to rape her, said he left her alone because he could not penetrate her.
Speaking to the vigilantes, the okada rider said: “Because my manhood was too big for her, I could not penetrate and had to leave her alone.”
He however denied raping the girl to the point of coma.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Moses Yamu, stated that the victim was now in police custody
He said investigation was still ongoing on the case.