By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
The Ondo state police command has arrested a 30year-old farmer, Francis Joseph for allegedly having a canal knowledge of a 12year-old girl.
It was gathered that Joseph who have four wives with nine children, raped the girl on Sunday at a farm village called Lugbogi Oja along Asantan road in Ondo west local government area of the state.
CityMirrorNews findings revealed that the suspect lured the girl to his house where she was raped and warned her not to tell anybody except if she wanted to die.
Also, the suspected rapist is from the same Ogoja local government area of Cross River state with the father of the victim.
One of the villagers said, “the suspected name is Francis Joseph (aka Fat Joe) though he told the police he is just 30 yrs of age but It learnt from his people that he is about 40 plus”.
“He is from the same local government area with the father of the girl Mr Christopher Friday and they are farmers in the same village”
“The girl 12 yrs was bleeding profusely around 3 am on Monday and has to go to her father to informed him what happened”.
The family of the girl reported the incident at Enuowa police station and also rushed her to the State Specialist Hospital while the suspect ran away from the village.
She was treated and a medical report confirmed it that she was truly raped.
The man has ran away since that day before he was later apprehended on Thursday morning at Oka motor park, Ondo town
CityMirrorNews further gathered that Joseph was nabbed with a luggage which means he was trying to ran away completely from Ondo axis.
He was nabbed by one of the girl relative before they called police from Enuowa to arrest and detain him.
While confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Andie Undie had directed that the case should be transferred to the Police Headquarters for further investigation.
The PPRO noted that “the suspect has been transferred to SIB Akure since that day he was apprehended for further investigation.
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