A 75-year-old man identified as Boniface Onoja has been arrested the The Police Command in Enugu State for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl within the premises of Community Secondary School, Ogbunite.
The old man, a security guard at the school was caught by a passersby while allegedly defiling the victim who was sent on an errand by her grandmother, The Nation reports.
A statement by the state Police Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, indicated that the incident took place at the Community Secondary School, Ugbaike, where the suspect worked as a security guard.
According to the police spokesman, luck, however, ran out of the suspect as he was caught in the act by a good Nigerian, whom the suspect was said to have tried to influence not to disclose the act to members of the public.
“Police operatives in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State have arrested a 75-year-old man for alleged defilement of a girl of about 11 years on August 30, 2019.
“The alleged incident had taken place in one of the structures at the Community Secondary School, Ugbaike, where the suspect is working as a security guard.”
The PPRO stated that the suspect had confessed to the crime, blaming the act on Satan and pleading for forgiveness.
“This is act of Satan; please forgive me as I have not done this before,” the suspect was quoted to have pleaded.