Edo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, has ordered the arrest of one sergeant Umoru Babalola after it was alleged that he callously had carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s 9-year-old daughter.
It was revealed that the police officer lured the primary four pupil into his apartment and raped her forcefully.
Recounting the story, the very angry girl’s mother said, “I came home and was told that Sergeant Umoru sent my daughter to buy him recharge card.
“I waited for her to come back, but she did not. I decided to look for her in his apartment. I knocked but nobody answered. I asked after him from his son and he said his father was inside.
“I peeped through the window and I saw him unclad with my daughter crying.
“I started shouting and banging on the door. Other neighbours came out and we forced him to open the door. I took my daughter to the hospital where it was confirmed she was raped. Umoru had threatened to kill her if she told anybody.
“I reported to the police and another test was conducted in a specialist hospital, where it was also confirmed that my daughter was raped.”
The Edo State Police Commissioner Chris Ezike, who confirmed the report said: “The case is being handled at the Family Unit. I have ordered that a test be conducted on the girl and we are waiting for the result.
“The command and Nigeria Police will not cover any crime among its officers and men. If it is true, he will face orderly room trial, dismissed and charged to court.”