A 37-year-old man, popularly known as 2 minutes, reportedly raped a 10-year-old in her grandfather’s house at Ovwo-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government of Delta State.
The suspect, an indigene of the Oteri Community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State, fled after committing the crime on Sunday.
Joseph Aphia, father of the victim and President, Urhobo Orators, said the suspect had been apprehended by vigilantes and locked up at the community’s town hall before he escaped.
He told DAILY POST in a telephone chat that his wife had observed semen on the victim’s panties when she went to the bathroom and inform him via a phone call.
He added that the victim had confided in her mother that 2 minutes raped her in her grandfather’s compound.
Aphia said the suspect was taken to the spokesman (Otota) of the community, who ordered his detention at the town hall.
“The Otota interrogated my daughter and the suspect, who confessed that he committed the offence. He said it’s the handwork of the devil and that he doesn’t know what came over him.
“The Otota ordered that he be flogged and taken to the town hall until his people come to take him but if they don’t come, he should be handed over to the police.
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“At the break of day which is Monday May 29, the suspect had broken the protector in the Community’s town hall and had escaped. So,I quickly reported the matter at the Police Station in Otu-Jeremi Division.”
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said there was no rapist arrested at the station. According to him, “the incident could be reported but there is no confirmation that the suspect has been arrested.”
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