A man known as Casmir Eze, is currently cooling off in police custody in Enugu for having carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old girl at gun point.The victim, Marcillus Ogechi, an orphan, is an SS1 student in a public secondary school.
The incident happened in the Udenu area of Enugu State on Sunday, May 22.
It was learnt that around 2:00 am on that day, the suspect, Eze, entered the victim’s family house after scaling a fence that surrounded the compound.
Thereafter, he reportedly made for Ogechi’s room and ordered her to open the door or risk being killed.
The girl, who was equally warned not to raise the alarm, eventually opened the door.
It was also gathered that upon entering the room, Eze, who covered his face with a mask, further ordered Ogechi to undress and put off the lantern, after which he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
However, Eze, who did not know that he was identified by the victim, was arrested after Ogechi and her relatives, who were informed of the incident, reported the incident to the police.
Spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said the suspect was in custody.
He added that full scale investigations had commenced into the development.
In his statement to the police, Eze owned up to the crime. But he blamed the devil for his decision to rape the girl.
According to the suspect, he had been nursing amorous feelings for Ogechi for a while, but did not know how to express his intentions to the girl.
He. admitted that he was frustrated by the inability to express his feelings.
“It was the devil that pushed me into the act – I don’t know what came over me.
“I have been targeting how to get the girl since but I don’t know how to go about it; so I had to come through this way,” Eze said.
The suspect, who is also begging for forgiveness, had sworn that he would never express his feeling for girls in such manner again, if let off the hook.
Amaraizu disclosed that Eze would soon be charged to court for the crime.