The Delta State Police Command has apprehended a 74-year-old bicycle repairer, accused of defiling two teenage girls, at Obiaruku in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.
The accused, Godwin Agada, was said to have ‘unlawfully’ had carnal knowledge of his victims – Blessing Umukoro, 12 and Ebele Olise, 14 – in his workshop at 9, Morka Road, Ubiaruku area of the state on October 3, 2016.
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Speaking on the incident to newsmen on Friday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu, said that a report from a medical practitioner lent credence to the defilement.
The PRO said: “On October 3, 2016, one Sunday Umukoro reported at the police station in Ubiaruku that on observing the painful movement of his 12-year-old daughter, Blessing Umukoro, he inquired from her and discovered that on October 2, about 7:00 p.m., one Godwin Agbada, aged 74, a bicycle repairer at No. 9, Morka Road, Ubiaruku, defiled the said Blessing Umukoro in his workshop at Old Ubiaruku/Sapele road, Ubiaruku by having unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“The said Godwin has been arrested and medical report has confirmed the commission of the offence.
“Investigation revealed that the victim was invited to the suspect’s workshop by one Ebele Olise, aged 14, where both were defiled by the suspect who, thereafter, gave them N200.00 each.”
In respond to questions while being paraded before newsmen at the state police headquarters in Asaba, the septuagenarian admitted to the crime but expressed regret over his action – saying he did it just to satisfy his sexual desire.
Pa Agada continued: “I am married with five children and yes, I fit look my children for face defend watin I do wey police arrest me.
“I noh shame, but I noh happy with wetin I do. Na devil make me do am.”