Ogun - A 71-year-old physically-challenged man, Richard Odiwe, has been accused and arrested for allegedly raping a primary six pupil, Punch reports.
The 12-year-old pupil who lives with her grandmother in Ago-Alagbede in the Agbado area of Ogun State, fled home last Tuesday around 5.30am after she was told that an uncle wanted to beat her for her unruly behaviour.
Odiwe was said to have harboured the girl in his residence at Atila, a neighbouring community, where he committed the alleged crime.
The victim said that Odiwe had been having sex with her since 2013.
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She said he would give her money and warn her not to reveal the act to anybody. She added that they had sex twice during the two days she spent with him.
The head of Ago-Alagbede community, Sunday Oyegun, said he was the one who sent Odiwe out of the neighbourhood when complaints about the immorality, to which he subjected minors, persisted.
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