Akeh Nicodemus, a 70-year-old man said to be infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), has been arrested in Benue State, for raping a five-year-old girl.
Nicodemus, who was taken to the police command headquarters on Tuesday, was said to have molested the minor in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.
According to activist, Ukan Kurugh, who shared the story on Facebook, the man lured the girl to his house, gave her cassava flakes, otherwise known as Garri, to drink, before carrying out the evil act.
He then hid her in his bathroom, when her parents started looking for her.
However, they later found out what happened, when she started bleeding.
See Kurugh’s post below:
70yr Old Man Who Defiled 5-Year-Old Girl Finally Arrived State Hq Of The Nigeria Police Force, Makurdi From Gwer West Lga.
Mr Akeh Nicodemus lured 5-year-old girl into his house in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue state and raped her.
According to his confession before the police, he called her and gave her garri to drink, then perfected his evil act on the innocent girl. When the girl’s parents came looking for her in the neighbourhood, he hid her in his bathroom. The little girl later opened up to her parents when they noticed that she was bleeding and asked some questions.
The man confessed to have been living with HIV for 20yrs and since his wife left him, his only option was to get young girls to satisfy his sexual urge.
I also spoke to the mother on why she did not want a case, and even went to the police station to have the man released, but she said they are both from the same place and her husband (blind) asked her to drop the case before village elders will lay a curse on them or ban them from the village if anything happens to the old man. Her husband said that they should rather settle amicably out of the police station.
The man has been detained while further investigation is ongoing and will be charged to court within the week.
I want to say a big kudos to the DPO of Naka and Mrs Ameh of the Family unit of the State Command for moving swiftly to the case. More details as the case proceeds.