The Edo State Authorities has ordered the arrest of a 70-year-old man, who allegedly defiled and rape a 14-year-old lady.
The Commissioner for Social Growth and Gender Points, Hon. (Mrs.) Maria Edeko, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin Metropolis, mentioned the investigation is a part of efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to make sure little one molestation, rape and defilement are drastically diminished within the state. Edeko mentioned the 14-year-old lady is at present receiving remedy at an undisclosed hospital, noting that the lady’s well being situation was getting steady.
In keeping with her, “Governor Godwin Obaseki has mentioned no little one below his watch shall be defiled, raped or molested. He’s decided to make sure that the appropriate of each girl-child in Edo State is protected.
The problem of kid defilement for Obaseki is a severe subject and culprits have to be punished for his or her crimes. We’re speaking concerning the 14-year-old lady at present. We is not going to flip a blind eye to such crime as offenders must be able to go jail.” The 70-year-old man, Mr. John Eseigbe, nonetheless, denied the allegation, noting that the lady, who lives along with his household, stole from him and was despatched packing by his spouse.
He mentioned the dad and mom of the lady are mates to his household, including that he couldn’t have jeopardised the long-standing relationship that exists between each households.