A 35-year-old man in Ebonyi State has been arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy in the farm.
Daily Times reports that the victim who hails from Amuzu Ezeke in the area, was overpowered and raped through the anus by the suspect on his way to the farm, thereby causing him serious injuries.
According a family member, when the boy returned from the farm in the evening, he looked very weak and sick, prompting the father to ask what happened to him and he told the father that Ude had forcefully had sex with him through the anus.
"The father of the boy, Pius Agha Idam, immediately rushed him to the hospital and reported the matter to the police," the relative narrated, prompting the arrest of the culprit.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP George Okafor, has confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect has been arrested and would be charged to court after investigations are concluded.
"By the time we conclude with the necessary investigation, get the medical report together as well as other necessary facts, we will send the suspect to court and ensure that the law takes it course," he said.