An Ogoja, man identified as Francis Joseph, has been arrested in Ondo state for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, who happens to be the child of his best friend. Ukrido,learnt that Mr. Francis, is a father of nine children with four wives and he lives at Lugbogi in Ondo West Local government area with his family.
It was learnt that suspect lured the 12-year-old girl to his home where he defiled her. The victims family who spoke with Tribune, said that the suspect threatened the victim that he would kill her if she ever told anyone. The victim, who was scared of the threat, got home that day and refused to inform her parents. Issue, reportedly brewed at night when the little girl began to bleed profusely from her private part. The parents decided to rush her to the hospital where the doctor disclosed to them that she was dis-virgined.
A family source, in a statement, said;
“The 12-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital, bleeding profusely from the private part having been defiled and sexually abused, she is still in the hospital till now. Her parents reported the incident at the Enuowa police station but to the chagrin of all neighbours, Joseph had left his home before dawn before the arrival of the policemen.”