The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 70-year-old man who serially raped a five-year-old girl in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.
It should be recalled that the suspect now identified as Nicholas Akeh, had confessed to have repeatedly molested the child.
The spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said the “suspect is in police custody and investigation is in progress”
Akeh, is said to be a neighbour and close family relative of the victim’s parent and has been living with HIV positive for the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, activist Ukan Kurugh in an update said that the mother of the victim wants the case closed so she doesn’t incur the wrath of relatives because the suspect is related to her husband who is virtually impaired.
He disclosed that the family of the offender are on deck at the Police division to bail him.
“We need to move fast to this case and find out the other girls he has used/infected with the virus,” he added.