The Adavi Joint Community in Adavi LGA, Kogi State has handed over a 65 year old man, Yusuf Aminu Onuka, to the police over allegation of rape leveled against him by a 15 years old girl.
The community handed Onuka to the police for investigation and possible prosecution.
Comrade Mamman Aminu, one of the community representatives that handed over the alleged rapist to the police, while addressing newsmen in Ogaminana, Adavi LGA on Tuesday, said that on the 29th August 2020, the victim came to the community meeting and tendered the complain of how the 65 year old man lured her into his bedroom and forcefully had canal knowledge of her.
The girl, it was gathered just completed her primary school education at Saint Patrick Primary School, in Ayere, Ekiti State.
According to Aminu:-
“On that fateful day, the girl went to fetch water in the man’s compound, when he (Onuka) begged the girl to help him carry a bucket of water to his sitting room, of which she obliged.
“Surprisingly, as the girl entered the sitting room and dropped the bucket of water, Onuka gripped her and pushed her onto his bed and forcefully raped her.”
Aminu, a rights activist, said that when Onuka was invited by the Adavi joint community meeting, he confessed to haven raped the girl, but was not in any way remorseful over his sordid act.
“The confession he made before the members at the meeting prompted us to invite the police and hand him over for further investigation and prosecution, so that it will serve as a deterrent to others who may have similar sinister intention against underage girls,” he said.
He urged parents and guardians to guard their children or wards against such dubious people in the society, and called on government at all levels to be proactive in stemming the growing cases of rape in the society.
Onuka in a response to the allegation leveled against him said that he actually committed the act, but that he has the intention to marry the girl.
Source: News update