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A 65-year-old man, Emeka Asibirionwu, has been arrested for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl at Oriendu, near Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
The Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, who addressed newsmen on Monday in Umuahia said the suspect was arrested on September 28.
Oyebade said that Asibirionwu was “arrested when the victim’s mother raised the alarm on sighting her daughter crying, while blood and fluid were gushing out from her private part.”
He said the victim’s mother reportedly kept the minor in the custody of the suspect, who was her neighbour, when the incident happened.
The suspect, however, denied the allegation in an interview with newsmen.
He said that he was in his house around 10 p.m. when the victim’s mother accosted him, screaming and accusing him of having defiled her daughter.
He said that he declined the demand that he should provide the money for the victim’s medical treatment because he knew he was innocent of the allegation.