A 52-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Abuja for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl.
The incident reportedly happened at about 5:42 p.m. inside a gutter in a bush in the area on Sunday, June 5, some few metres away from the village primary school, a resident informed the newspaper.
The resident narrated that Mukaila had allegedly lured the girl with an undisclosed sum of money to the bush, after he discovered that her parents had gone to the village market, and proceeded to defile her and was caught in the act by another resident who had gone into the bush to defecate.
The man heard the cries of the little girl and went to investigate and was shocked when he saw the suspect in the very act. The man raised an alarm which drew the attention of other resident who rushed to the scene and nabbed Mukaila and handed him over to the police.
“It was someone who went to excrete in the bush that saw the man penetrating the girl. He then raised alarm and other members of the village arrested him and took him to the village chief’s palace.
The village chief handed him over to the police after some angry mob besieged the palace demanding the suspect be handed over to them to be dealt with," the resident said.
It was also gathered that the accused, who is a friend to the father of the girl, always paid a visit to the girl’s house to interact with the father.