A landlord, identified as Emeka Okwuasa, has been remanded in prison for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl, name withheld. The Magistrate Court in Nsukwa, Delta State, has approved the immediate arrest of the 40-year-old. He was arrested a few days ago and will be in prison pending his hearing in court which has been adjourned until July 10, 2019.
Mr Okwuasa, who was the Landlord of the house the victim’s family resides in, was said to have had carnal knowledge of the child on May 31, 2019.
The victim's father reportedly left home for work as usual, leaving the child with her 12-year-old brother, Sunday. They were then visited by the suspect, Mr Emeka Okwuasa, who then sent Sunday on an errand. The suspect carried out his evil deed with the two-year-old child while Sunday was out running the errand. When he returned, the boy found his little sister crying and bleeding from her private part.
The police was called to investigate and they immediately arrested the 12-year-old boy, detained and tortured him for five days until the victim’s father paid a bribe of ₦2,000 before they released him. The wounded boy told his father all that happened. Upon this revelation, the father asked the police to arrest the real culprit, Mr Emeka Okwuasa, but the police reportedly refused, requesting for a bribe of ₦10,000.
With the help of one human rights activist, Mr Harrison Gwamnishu, on Facebook who organized a protest on the streets, calling for justice, the family kajoled the police into charging the suspect and arraigning him in court.