The Imo State Police Command has arrested a 30-year old man for allegedly raping a 4-year old girl to death.
Investigations revealed that the deceased, Chinasa Dickson, was on her way to school when she was abducted by the suspect, Onyebuchi Ejimkonye , who then took her to a nearby bush where he allegedly raped her to death.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Mohammed Musa Katsina who confirmed the arrest, told newsmen that some villagers, who were passing close to the scene of the crime, sensed that something fishy was going on and sought to find out what it was.
“Ejimkonye, who hails from one of the communities in Oru East local council area of Imo State, was on the verge of burying the little girl in a shallow grave when he was nabbed by the villagers”, the CP said.
Mr. Katsina said that the villagers quickly alerted his men, adding that the suspect was arrested on the spot.
“The lifeless body of the unfortunate child has been recovered but post mortem examination was yet to be conducted”, he said.
While speaking to newsmen, Ejimkonye owned up to the crime and said the entire incident was the “devil’s work”.