Thursday, 27 March 2014

Police Arraign Man, 38, Over Alleged Rape Of Teenager

A 38- year- old tricycle rider (Keke Napep), Joseph Akpu, on Thursday appeared in a Federal High Court in Enugu for allegedly raping a 10- year-old girl.

The accused, of Achara layout Enugu, is facing a one count charge of rape.

The Prosecutor, Mr Moses Onyia, said that the victim’s mother, whose name he did not mention, arranged with the accused to convey the girl from Achara layout Enugu to her school.

He said that the accused was being paid N3, 000 per month for the service.

Onyia added that the arrangement the accused entered into with the child’s mother started in September 2012 at Achara layout Enugu.

“The arrangement was going on until June 2013 when the accused came and picked the victim.
“Instead of taking her to school he diverted to his house and forced her to bed.
“He threatened to kill her with a knife if she informed either her mother or any other person.
The accused was raping her repeatedly from 8 a.m to 1.30 p.m and he now took her home.
“At home, the victim was behaving strangely, a development that prompted her mother to ask her what was wrong with her.

“In her response, she complained of headache which the mother treated.
“The next morning the accused came and picked her and went to his house and started raping her again.

“However, luck ran out of him when one of the accused’s neighbours noticed what was happening and invited the police,” he explained.

Onyia, who is also Counsel to the police, said that it was at the police station that the victim opened up and explained everything to her mother.

The Counsel to the accused, Mr Hillary Aleke, said that his client did not force the victim to the bed, adding that it was an agreement between the victim and the accused.

He said that if a girl of 10 years could hide such a thing from her mother it meant that “she has been doing it.”
Aleke said that there was no point suffering his client as he was not the first person that had an agreement affair with a girl.
Justice Dorathy Agishi adjourned the case until April 7 for hearing. (NAN)


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