A 68-year man, Linus Onuzulike, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Abagana in Njikoka Local Government of Anambra state.
Parading the suspect weekend alongside fifteen others over sundry offenses at the Police Command’s headquarters, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, also disclosed the arrest of a 24-year-old man over rape of a 16-year old girl.
Speaking to newsmen, the 68-year- old suspect however denied the allegations, saying he was accused by the victim’s mother, who happened to be his sister following misunderstanding between them.
He said: “Benedict said I raped her 7-year old girl, but I didn’t. She’s my blood sister, married in Umudioka.
“She came to my house after putting to bed and pleaded I should accommodate her.
” I gave her a room in my house. She accused me of raping the daughter because of the misunderstanding I’m having with her.
“I insisted we must go to the police station the following day so she can undergo test but she ran away with the daughter.
“She later came out with the daughter and invited the police to arrest me, claiming to have carried out the test on the daughter.”