The Police in Edo State have arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl, Punch reports. The suspect, identified as Christopher Olowoeheri, was said to have lured his victim behind the park of a private transport company in Benin, where he had carnal knowledge of her on March 10, an allegation Olowoeheri denied.
He said, “I only carried her on my lap and called her my wife. I have carried her before. But she told her mother that I defiled her.”
The Police has however said Olowoeheri has made useful statements to them but the case is still being investigated.