Operatives of the ‘A’ Division of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a 20 years old man, identified as Benjamin Wariebi over the rape of an eleven years old minor in Bebelebiri II Community of Yenagoa, the State Capital.
The incident, which occurred on Saturday at about 8pm, threw the community youths and elders into shock as the defiled girl was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre for multiple stitches to her virginal.
The victim, names withheld, recounted that the arrested pedofile sent her on an erand, “and asked me to go and buy N50 groundnut for him. And when I brought the groundnut. He dragged me inside his room s clamped his hand over my mouth stop me from screaming.”
“After he finished. I was crying and bleeding with lots of pains. Some youths saw me and asked me question. He wanted to run but was apprehended.”
The mother of the child told leadership that he is not interested in the attempts by some persons to stop the prosecution of the violator of my child with money,” all I need is justice. He must be made to pay for this gross damage against my child. “
Barr. Dise Ogbise-Erhisere, the Chairperson of the Do Foundation, an advocacy group against Rape and violence against the girl child, expressed concern over the rising cases of rape I vide ts in the state,” One two many cases again. I am short of words. The girl has been stiched up and in pains. She’s responding to treatment though.”
“The perpetrator is in police custody. This is a clear case of defilement and I will urge the team of policemen to quickly tidy up their investigation and send the file to DPP for legal advise and possible immediate prosecution of the perpetrator”.
The Spokesperson of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, has been arrested and detained,”Investigation is ongoing.”