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In Edo, man, 82, defiles minor

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RESIDENTS of Abudu community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State was on Monday thrown into chaos as a village head, Pa, Sunday Izekor, 82 sexually assaulted a Junior Secondary School (JSS) class two student, identified as Gift.

  The octogenarian was said to have sexually abused the teenage girl, 13, at different times before it became public knowledge. 

  National Light gathered that the girl lost her parents some years ago and is currently being accommodated by her uncle.

  However, trouble reportedly started for the village head after a friend of the teenager who had knowledge of the defilement, mocked the 13-year-old girl over the community leader’s sexual assault on her.

  Following the exposed action of the village head, outraged indigenes mainly youths reportedly took turns to rain curses on the old man, even as many descended on him over the alleged abominable act.

  It took the intervention of operatives of Abudu Police Division to halt the situation from degenerating into a serious chaos. The police were said to have rescued the community leader from the angry mob and took him into custody.

  One of the youths who pleaded anonymity noted that the development drew the attention of Gift’s uncle and neighbours who questioned the rationale behind her friend’s “prank”.

  Upon further inquiry, gift opened up that the village head has been having carnal knowledge of her since early 2019.

  When contacted, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor said he was yet to be briefed on the development.

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