A senior police officer is under investigation for allegedly raping a 9-year-old daughter of his neighbour.
A police Sergeant serving with the Edo State Police Command, identified as Sergeant Umoru Babalola, has been charged to court for allegedly raping a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.
State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, ordered the arrest and prosecution of the suspect following a report of a cover up by police officer forwarded to his office by the mother of the victim, who alleged that Babalola had lured the primary four pupil into his room and raped her after he sent her to buy recharge card for him.
“I came home (that day) and was told that Sergeant Umoru sent my daughter to buy him recharge card.
I waited for her to come back, but she did not. I decided to look for her in his apartment. I knocked but nobody answered. I asked after him from his son and he said his father was inside.
I peeped through the window and I saw him naked with my daughter crying. I started shouting and banging on the door.
Other neighbours came out and we forced him to open the door. I took my daughter to the hospital where it was confirmed she was raped. Umoru had threatened to kill her if she told anybody.
I reported to the police and another test was conducted in a specialist hospital, where it was also confirmed that my daughter was raped.”
Ezike said he had ordered the Family Unit of the police to take over the case and commence immediate investigation.
“The case is being handled at the Family Unit. I have ordered that a test be conducted on the girl and we are waiting for the result.
The command and Nigeria Police will not cover any crime among its officers and men. If it is true, he will face orderly room trial, dismissed and charged to court.”