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Bayelsa man apprehended for rape of 9 year old

13 April 2016, 07:52

Abuja - Police in Bayelsa State has arrested a 40-year-old man pedophile for the serial rape of a 9-year-old girl.

According to a Punch report, the suspect, Chinedu Eze, was arrested after the incident was reported to officials by the girl's mother.

The victim, a Primary Four pupil, has reported that Eze raped her multiple times and had given her N100 to keep her quiet. The child has also complained of abdominal pains as a result of the crime.

Also read: Ebonyi man arrested for defiling 10 year old boy

Princess Egbe, Coordinator of Operation Rescue, a child rights advocacy group, has confirmed Eze's arrest, further stating that a medical test is to be conducted on the victim.

Egbe has since expressed concern over the rising number of child-rape cases in Bayelsa State, explaining that 10 cases have been reported since January.

Read more at Punch

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