In what can be seen as one of the most despicable crimes, a 20-year-old man has been arrested by the Bayelsa Police Command for raping a 5-year-old girl to death.
It was gathered that the suspect, a native of Akedei Community, a riverine area in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, allegedly raped the minor on Saturday, August 13, 2016, after luring her into a bush and defiled her, leaving her bleeding profusely.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat, said the remains of the young victim had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre for autopsy while the suspect is being detained at the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID), as investigations continue.
“The suspect is detained at the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department SCIID, Yenagoa. Investigation is ongoing,” the statement said.