One Ugochukwu Oleka, a welder in the Azikiwe Asa, Aba area of Abia state has been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year old girl on several occasions and consequently impregnating her.
According to PUNCH, the victim, a Primary 6 pupil said that the suspect had slept with her for more than seven times, adding that he promised to give her money for snacks. She also said that he warned her not to disclose their affair to anyone.
Ugochukwu, however confessed to have slept with the victim once.
“I feel so bad for I what I did, the girl is the niece to my friend. We were living in the same compound before I parked to my current apartment.
Later, my friend asked me to help him to look for a new apartment and I found one for him on my street. Since he parked to my street, we have been visiting each other and the girl has been running errands for me.
Unfortunately, one day the girl came to my house and embraced me. That was how I started having feelings for her. The devil caused it.
I know that I shouldn’t have done what I did; I had not done that kind of thing before, but the way she embraced me made me lose control of myself. I am pleading with everybody to forgive me,” he said.
The case was reported to the police by Daniel Efurueze, the friend of the suspect, who is an uncle to the victim.
Daniel said that his neighbours had told him that the suspect visits his home whenever he (Daniel) is away to and will be indoors with the victim.
“When my neighbours told me of Oleka’s frequent visits to my house when I was away, I went to his house on two occasions to see him, but he refused to allow me see him, rather he sent a message through his wife that I should bring my niece to him if I said he impregnated her. That was why I reported the matter to the police,” Daniel said.
The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Adeleye Oyebade, said that the command had concluded investigation on the case and added that medical examination had revealed that the victim was two months pregnant.
Ugochukwu said that his wife and daughter left him after they discovered what happened. He also promised to take care of the victim till she puts to bed as he continued to beg for forgiveness.
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