Charles Okoro, identified as a 39-year-old man, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl who lives in the same compound with her single mum, Benita Ibe, in Aba, Abia state.
The mother of the victim said that she returned home and noticed that her daughter was not walking well. Her daughter later opened up on how Charles defiled her in his house and threatened to kill her if she tells anyone.
She said,” The suspect is my neighbor. My daughter typically stays at home with her sister. If I am not around, they stay together. On May 19, I noticed that my daughter wasn’t walking well. I asked her, and she said nothing. I observed that something was wrong because she started having discharge. I told her someone must have touched her for such to happen.
She then told me that she cannot say it because the person told her that she will die if she ever mentions it. I asked her who is the person, and she told me it was my neighbor who is also from my local government.