A 59-year-old top official of the Akure Zonal Office of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr. Boma Benibo, is facing Police interrogation for allegedly sexually molesting a seven-year-old girl.
According to the Vanguard, the incident happened on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at 18, Kola Ogunmola Street, Ijapo Estate, Akure,
The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, resides at the same address with her parents.
The young girl usually visits the suspect’s flat to go and play.
On the day in question, however, when she went to visit she was gone for over two hours and that made her mother suspicious.
The mother of the victim thereafter went to the suspect’s flat where she saw her daughter and noticed she was in some form of distress.
After questioning her, the young girl pointed to her private parts and revealed that the suspect had fondled her there.
Thereafter, the girl’s father reported the matter to the police at the Ijapo police station who came over to arrest the suspect.
The state Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident when he was contacted.
Ogodo said: “The police was going to do a medical test on the girl to ascertain if Benibo actually penetrated her.
“Yes, it is true, but we have a little problem to resolve, because the girl, on interrogation, said the man was fiddling with his private part and did not penetrate her.
“The police is trying to take her to the hospital so that a proper medical examination will be done to determine the fact of the matter.”