Peter Elaiho, an 85-year-old main was said to have been arrested by The Police in Edo State for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl.
It was reported to have had forceful sexual intercourse with the child at
Ogida quarters in the Egor local government area of the state.
Endurance Ogieva, the mother of the child who reported the case to the police, said that the suspect had tricked the girl into entering his
room, Punch reports.
“I did not see my daughter. I later heard her shouting. I traced the shouting to the landlord’s room, a man who is about 85 years old. I rushed there and saw the man naked. I gripped the man and both of us fell inside the chair. The man was begging me to settle but my shout attracted people,” the woman said.
“When they checked my daughter’s vagina, they saw blood stains and sp£rm. I went to the police station and the man was arrested,” the child’s mother added.
The child’s mother also said the suspect’s family had pleaded her with N1 million to settle out of court but she turned it down
“The family of the man has been begging me to close the case but I refused because the doctor said my child had to be checked and to
also ascertain whether the man has any disease. The child is too small for a man that is 85. I don’t want money. They are promising to give me N1m but I want justice from the government,” she said.
The police in the state are said to still be investigating the incident.