What excitement would a 78-year-old man get in the body of a 9-year-old girl?
A 78-year-old landlord in Enugu State, Chief Wilfred Ogbodo, has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly raping the 9-year-old daughter of his tenant.
The grandfather was reported to have lured the girl into his flat, overpowered her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her, warning her not to tell anyone of the sexual assault or he would kill her.
The sordid act of the landlord was brought to the fore when his wife burst into him while trying to clean the blood from her broken hymen.
The shocked woman raised an alarm which attracted the parents of the girl who later reported the case to the police.
Also, an Enugu-based sexual assault referral center, Tamar SARC, managed by Women Aid Collective (WACOL) and funded by Justice for All (J4A), has vowed to make sure Ogbodo faces the full wrath of the law.
Asked how Ogbodo assaulted her, the little girl narrated that after he invited her to his flat, the landlord stripped her naked and molested her.
“He used his hands first to rub my private part and later, he used his mouth to have oral sex with me before penetrating inside me. He told me that though his manhood is big, he has to use it on me anyway, and he had sex with me in my vagina and my anus."
The girl said she bled profusely and the suspect tried to stop the bleeding by cleaning her private parts with his handkerchief and shirt, before his wife came in unexpectedly.
“While he was cleaning me up, the wife came knocking at the door. The wife’s knock was so loud that he later opened the door and the wife asked me, what the husband did, and I told her."
Reacting to the incident, the bewildered parents of the girl expressed shock at what happened to their daughter and vowed to seek justice and ensured the treatment of their child, to avoid any adverse medical effect on her in future.
The case has been charged to court and the suspect remanded in prison while Tamar SARC’s follow-up on the matter revealed that the case file has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.