Police arrest man for raping 8-year-old in Bayelsa

The Police Command in Bayelsa says it has arrested a man alleged to have raped an 8year old girl.

The incident took place at NIIT Road, Biogbolo in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State Capital.

The man’s neighbours who were not happy with the ugly incident, contacted the Police and the Chairperson of the DO Foundation, Mrs Dise Ogbise- Erhisere, an advocacy group against rape and violence against the girl-child.

The suspect has however denied any wrong-doing claiming that he only gave the girl accommodation by allowing her to sleep in his house.

“She slept on the floor and I slept on the bed” he said.

Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Asinim Butswat , said the suspect was being investigated