A 30-year-old man, simply identified as Jomaph, who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl, has been arrested by the Delta State police after a Closed Circuit Television camera exposed him in Sapele, Delta State.
Newsnaija learned that the incident occurred on Oleh Road at about 7 am Wednesday when the victim visited the toilet and returned some minutes later crying that she had been raped by Jomaph, who is her neighbor.
A source said that when the accused was approached, he denied doing it and “even swore that he did not set his eyes on the girl that morning.”
Also, other neighbors beckoned with him to admit if really he did it, but he ardently denied the accusation and even invited the police to arrest the girl and her relations for allegedly accusing him, but a CCTV camera installed by a neighbor for his business showed when the Jomaph entered the convenience room after the girl.”
The police were said to have invited the girl and her parents to the station and in the process of investigating the allegation, the neighbor showed up with the CCTV footage.
Onome Onowhakpoyeya, The state Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been arrested.
Onowhakpoyeya, In her statement, said, “Yes, the incident is true and the young man was arrested after CCTV footage showed that he sneaked into the toilet with the little girl, the matter is under investigation after which it will be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department after the preliminary investigation.”