A man identified as DonChris John was allegedly caught raping the 12-year-old mentally unstable daughter of his neighbour in Ebonyi State.
Disclosing this in a statement, Chairman of Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE) Sampson Oko Nweke said the 42-year-old man committed the crime on Saturday, August 6, in Inyere community, Ezza North Local Government Area of the state.
According to Mr Nweke, the victim was sent on an errand when the suspect allegedly lured her to his house and raped her.
“This man here was caught raping a 12yr old mentally unstable girl, a daughter of his close neighbour. The 42yr randy old man gave his name as DonChris John from Onunweke Inyere.”
“The little girl was said to have been sent on errand by his father when Mr John intercepted, induced and raped her. It was the wailing of the girl that attracted neighbours who rushed to John’s house and shockingly caught him in the act.”
“The neighbours successfully disentangled the victim from her rapist and immediately dialed the Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE) after they had arranged with Ebubeagu to guard him from escaping. The call came some minutes before 5pm but HURIDE got there a few minutes before 6pm. It was above an hour drive.”
The alleged rapist, Mr Don Christian John admittedly confessed to HURIDE;
“I saw one small girl going somewhere, a daughter of (name withheld); I called her to come and help me peel cassava. While she was helping me peel my cassava, she told me she was hungry. As I went inside to bring the food, she followed me to eat and she followed me. She said to me that after eating the food we will do something (have sex) and I accepted. When I pressed her breast,she started shouting. I actually inserted my pe*nis, but it did not enter very well” before passers-by besieged my house.”