Delta State Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old man simply identified as Jomaph, who was caught on CCTV camera raping an 11-year-old girl inside a toilet along Oleh Road in the timber town in Sapele, Delta State.
According to Vanguard, the incident happened at about 7a.m on Wednesday morning when the victim (name withheld) had gone to ease herself in the toilet.
The young girl was said to have returned minutes later from the toilet crying that she has been raped by Jomaph, who happens to be their neighbour.
A source, who craved anonymity, ssid that when Jomaph was accosted he denied doing it and had the girl and her parents for the allegation.
“He even swore that he had not set eyes on the girl that morning. Other neighbours pleaded with him to admit to the crime if really he had done it.
“He vehemently refused and even went to the police to arrest the girl and her people for defamation of character. But a CCTV camera installed by a neighbour for his business exposed him,” the source said.
The source added that the police had invited the girl and her parents to the station “and were in the process of investigating the allegation when the neighbour came up with the CCTV footage.”
The Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowhakpoyeya, could not be reached to confirm the incident. However, a source at the Sapele Police Station confirmed the arrest.
“Yes, the young man was arrested after a CCTV confirmed he sneaked into the toilet, with the little girl. The matter is under investigation,” the police source said.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the police arrested Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe for allegedly drugging and raping a 19-year-old girl during deliverance session inside his church in Delta State.