POLICE in OndoState is quizzing a top official of the Akure Zonal
Office of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr. Boma Benibo, 59,
for allegedly defilling a seven-year-old girl.
Vanguardgathered that the incident occurred at the residence of the
suspect, 18, Kola Ogunmola Street, Ijapo Estate, Akure, lastTuesday.
The suspect resides in the same building with the parents of the victim.
It was learnt that the girl (names withheld)used to visit the
suspect's flat often to play.
But the unexpected happened last week when she visited and was there
for over two hours which made her mother became suspicious.
On getting to the suspect's apartment, she discovered her daughter was
not her usual self and after a brief interrogation she pointed at her
Further interrogation, according to reports, showed that the suspect
had touched her private part.
The father of the girl, Mr Rotimi Babadipe, immediately reported the
matter at the Ijapo police station and the suspect was picked up.
Contacted, the state Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident.
Ogodo said: "The police was going to do a medical test on the girl to
ascertain if Benibo actually penetrated her.
"Yes, it is true, but we have a little problem to resolve, because the
girl, on interrogation, said the man was fiddling with his private
part and did not penetrate her.
"The police is trying to take her to the hospital so that a proper
medical examination will be done to determine the fact of the matter."