Officers of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a septuagenarian for raping two girls aged 12 and 14.
The septuagenarian suspect identified as, Godwin Agbada, a bicycle repairer, blamed the devil for his actions while he was paraded at the Delta state police headquarters in Asaba on Friday, September 7.
Although he admitted to the offence which he carried out in his workshop, he denied any involvement with the second alleged victim identified as, Ebele Olise.
Agbada who is married and a father-of-five, expressed regret over his actions, revealing that both girls often visited his shop and he frequently gave them money.
When asked if he would be able to defend himself before his family, Agbada said:
"Yes, I fit look my children for face. I noh shame, but I noh happy with wetin I do. Na devil make me do am."
The Delta state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, while briefing newsmen, said:
‘‘On October 3, 2016, one Sunday Umukoro reported at the police station in Ubiaruku that on observing the painful movement of his 12-year-old daughter, Blessing Umukoro, he inquired from her and discovered that on October 2, about 7:00 p.m., one Godwin Agbada, aged 74, and a bicycle repairer at No. 9, Morka Road, Ubiaruku, defiled the said Blessing Umukoro in his workshop at Old Ubiaruku/Sapele road, Ubiaruku by having unlawful carnal knowledge of her. The said Godwin has been arrested and medical report has confirmed the commission of the offence.
“Investigation revealed that the victim was invited to the suspect’s workshop by one Ebele Olise, aged 14, where both were defiled by the suspect who, thereafter, gave them N200.00 each.”
The suspect will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.