Man, 41, allegedly rapes 3-yr-old girl

Stephen Akunewu, 41, is being held by Eziama Police Division, Aba, Abia Statem for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl in Aba.

We all should condemn rape

Akunewu, a barbing salon operator at No. 14 Uzoigwe Extension, off Osusu Road, Aba, was alleged to have used biscuits and sweets to lure the innocent minor who, his neighbour's niece, Vanguard reports.

Medical examination carried out on the minor showed that the victim was in fact abused by the suspect due to bruising in her private part.

The minor’s guardian, Mrs. Eunice, who suspected that her niece had been defiled, reported the matter to the police, while the victim fled his residence to evade police arrest.

However, he was later arrested when he sneaked into his residence without knowing that police laid in wait for him.

According to reports, this is not his first time.

A resident said the suspect had in 2012, also lured and raped a 2-year-old daughter of his neighbour, but the family was said to have resolved not to report the matter to the police.

When contacted, spokesman of  Abia State police command, DSP Ezekiel Udeviotu, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect would be arraigned as soon as police concluded investigation.

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