By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) today, paraded a 45 years old man, Abdulrazaq Garuba, who resides at number 75, Olore Abegunde area in Ilorin, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in his neighborhood.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Ayodele Bello, the suspect was apprehended on Sunday when the girl’s mother raised the alarm immediately after sighting her daughter coming out of Abdulrazaq’s room with blood stains on her legs.
“The little girl narrated how she and her friend were lured into the suspect’s room before her friend ran out of the room, leaving her alone in the hands of the suspected rapist.
“The suspect dipped his finger in the girl’s private part, which led to the blood stains on her body.
“The victim was confirmed to have been sexually abused after medical examination at the Kwara State Specialist Hospital, Sobi in Ilorin.
“At the moment, arrangement has been finalized to file the case to court,” Mr Bello said.
The suspect, however, denied defiling the little girl, insisting he was not at home at the time of the incident.
“I went to a funeral prayer and left my male children at home, and when I returned, I met a gathering in front of my house.
“I do not know why the girl kept pointing at me as the rapist, but only God can bear me witness,” Abdulrazaq said.
He also revealed he has been wrongly accused of raping a seven-year-old girl before but was acquitted of the charges after spending a week in Police custody.