Investigations showed that the minor (name withheld) sustained injuries described by eyewitnesses as severe and bled profusely after she was defiled by the suspected rapist.
The victim was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment after the incident was reported to the police and the suspect arrested.
Eye witnesses told our reporter that the victim was lured into the suspect’s room after he sent her on an errand.
Upon returning with the said item, the suspect was said to have closed in on the little girl and had carnal knowledge of her inflicting injuries on her in the process.
A teenager in the neighborhood who spoke to Aso Chronicle said people found the young girl distraught after the incident. “The man just sent her to buy something and the ‘thing’ happened. People knew it only when the girl started screaming and crying uncontrollably, they then went in and discovered that she was bleeding and the parents were alerted.”
An effort by our reporter to speak with the father of the victim, who lives in the same compound with the suspect, was unsuccessful as he was reluctant to talk, claiming he was helpless. He however expressed hopelessness in his ability to get justice for his daughter
Our reporter found out that the suspected rapist is currently in police custody awaiting arraignment.
At the police station, a senior police officer confirmed the incident, saying the case has been charged to court.