An Edo State based gospel artist, Mr. Anthony Okhoria, aged 49, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl.
The victim was a daughter of one of his tenant at his house at Ekpoma, headquarters of Esan West local government area.
Anthony, who was paraded at the Edo Police headquarters denied having carnal knowledge of the girl and said it was the victim’s mother and sisters that attempted to seduce him.
He said the woman and her children tried severally to seduce him to sleep with them so as not to pay for accommodation again but he refused.
The suspect said the teenager he was alleged to have defiled also came to be rubbing his legs while he was sleeping in his bedroom.
His words, “My wife and children are not around. I did not defile anybody. They rented my apartment in 2017 through the Christ Embassy Church.
“The mother was trying to seduce me and I refused her. Her first daughter also tried by sucking my breast but I did not succumb. They were supposed to pay her rent this month but the woman and her children started seducing me so that they will not pay.
“She came and told me that the church said they could not pay for her again and if I did not like her. I said no. I did not agree. It got to a stage she would enter my bedroom after I just finish taking my bath. I would ask her to go but she would refused and still be talking. She has four girls and all of them tried to seduce me.
“I was shocked when she said I slept with her little daughter. They come to my sitting room to suck my breast. I would report to their mother, she would say they were just playing with me.
“The nine years old daughter also came to my bedroom and was rubbing my legs but I did not touch her because I am a Christian.”
The police also paraded one Shaibu Nurudeen, aged 39, who allegedly infected a 13 years old girl.
Shaibu said he was arrested after the girl informed her parents that he infected her after having intercourse with her.
He however denied the allegation saying he was framed up.
“She stayed with us for about two years. She went to Benin and they discovered that she was infected. She said I was the person that made love to her. I did not sleep with her.”
Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, said the suspects confessed to the crimes and would soon be charged to court.
Banks Recapitalisation: Expert Says Emefiele On Track
A Financial Expert, Prof. Uche Uwaleke says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele is on track on...
China Slams Possible US Bank Penalties
China has criticised Washington’s efforts to enforce US law abroad following a news report three Chinese banks might be penalised...
Court Remands 4 In Prison Custody For Allegedly Strangling Woman To Death
An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday ordered that four men, accused of strangling a woman to death be...
Edo, Delta Highest In Human Trafficking – NAPTIP
The Zonal National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), Benin zone, Barr. Nduka Nwenwene, on Tuesday, said...
Israel Halts Transfer Of Fuel To Gaza In Response To Arson Balloons
Israel has halted the transfer of fuel to Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, in response to the launch...
Scrap Foreign Reserves, NCPC Boss Tells FG, Others
The executive secretary of the National Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC, Tor Ujah has urged the federal government as well as...
Benue Assembly Speaker, Pilgrims Task Nigerians On Religious Tolerance
The Speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Titus Uba as well as other pilgrims at the ongoing Easter Pilgrimage...
NEWS23 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Sacks LG Staff Employed from April 2016 To Date
NEWS23 hours ago
INEC Server: Stop Heating Up Nigeria’s Polity, NANS Tell Atiku
COVER STORIES13 hours ago
CBN Kicks Off PMB’s 100m Jobs Project
COVER STORIES14 hours ago
Zamfara: Ex-Gov Yari Leaves N251bn Debt
NEWS24 hours ago
FMC, Keffi Staff Protest Appointment Of New Clinical Head
NEWS21 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Declares Free Education in Public Schools in Adamawa
NEWS2 hours ago
10 Killed In Wukari High Way Road Blocks
WORLD4 hours ago
‘Mental Retardation’: Iran’s President Mocks Donald Trump