by Azubuike Azikiwe
A 22-year-old security guard, Gideon Musa, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police command for raping a nine-year-old girl to death in Abakpa Enugu East council area.
The suspect, a security guard near the victim’s house, reportedly took the teenager to a nearby bush and raped her until she gave up the ghost.
The father of the 9-year-old girl, Mr. Edwin Ode Ominiyi, was said to have reported the disappearance of his daughter to the police.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, 13 August, saying that the victim’s father reported the disappearance of the girl at about 1 pm, which resulted to an immediate search.
Amaraizu said, “a search was, however, intensified by the father assisted by the suspect. During the search, the suspect pretended to be assisting until the policemen were informed that he was the last to be seen with the victim.”
“Following this revelation, Musa, popularly known as Aboki Mai-guard, was invited and questioned by the police. He then confessed that he took the victim to a nearby bush where he had carnal knowledge of her until she became unconscious and fainted.
“He further revealed that when the victim fainted, he had to run out from the bush. When he took the operatives to the place, the lifeless body of little Endurance was seen lying naked with blood gushing out from her private part.”
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Parklane Hospital, Enugu mortuary for autopsy and the Police has confirmed that the state’s Criminal and Investigation Department has commenced investigations on the matter.