The Police in “A” Division in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday evening arrested a 40-year-old man simply identified as Mudiaga for allegedly defiling a three-year-old baby (names withheld).
The suspect who is cooling off his heels at the Police Cell had been on the run since the day of incident especially when it was reported to the Police.
He was apprehended at about 4pm with the help of Iyara Community youth leader and his foot soldiers who in turn handed him over to the Police.
The media learnt that the suspect allegedly defiled the young girl on Wednesday July 31 at Iyara Street.
The baby’s mother, who noticed the child’s endless cry and perceived agony wanted to bath the child after all possible pacification of the child only to notice the ugliness of the private part of the little girl.
She rushed her to the Delta Hospital Mabagement Board where the child was examined and admitted until yesterday, Friday August 2.
A medical report by the Hospital, however, confirmed the alleged defilement of the infant.
According to the medical report, “There were attempts but because of the age, it couldn’t penetrate, thereby causing serious injury.”
A human rights Activist in Warri Delta State, Comrade Israel Joe, has described the incident as ugly and callous.
He noted that the matter was first incidented at the “A” Division Police Station and all efforts were made to apprehend the suspect were unsuccessful until today.
“I personally requested armed policemen from the Area Commander Warri yesterday when I met him to discuss the issue with him and he instructed some police from A Division to ensure the suspect is apprehended.
“I had called the Iyara youth leader at about 1am this early morning l, telling him to send some of the youths to the suspect’s house but all to no avail.
“At about 2pm on Saturday, I called the DPO A Division Warri to remind him on the need to apprehend the suspect, because other children in the area were not safe.
“He assured me that the police will do everything within their powers to get him arrested as both the youths and Police were trailing the suspect.
“All medical reports from the Warri Central hospital are available in the police investigations and we urge the police under the viable leadership of CP Adeyinka Adeleke to prosecute the suspect as we seek stiffer penalty for defilement in order to purge our society off this vicious common trend.”
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, did not pick his calls when Our Correspondent called him for confirmation of the report.