A deaf and dumb 7-year-old girl in Ofenta Nsugbe in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State was raped by his father’s friend, a 46-year-old man, who later blamed his action on the influence and manipulations of the devil.
Police have arrested the suspect, Ifeanyi Atogu, for reportedly luring the little girl to his room and allegedly raping her.
The Anambra State Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the matter was being transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, for further investigation.
“On the 24/9/2020 Police operatives attached to 3-3 Division arrested one Ifeanyi Atogu ‘m’ aged 46-years of Ofenta Nsugbe in Anambra East LGA of Anambra State,” Mohammed said.
He added: “Suspect allegedly lured his friend’s daughter who is deaf and dumb aged seven years old and had unlawful carnal knowledge with her.
“Police detectives took the victim to the hospital for medical examination where penetration was confirmed by the medical doctor.
“Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed and attributes his act to devil’s influence and manipulations.
“Case would be transferred to the State criminal investigation department for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, John Abang after which suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.”