The suspect, Godwin Agbada
The suspect, Godwin Agbada

A 74-year-old Bicycle repairer, Godwin Agbada, has been arrested in Delta state for allegedly raping a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old and bribing them each with N200, DAILYPOST reports.

The incident reportedly occurred on October 2 at the suspect’s shop located at 9, Morka Road in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, who paraded the suspect said:

On October 3, 2016, one Sunday Umukoro reported at the police station in Obiaruku that on observing the painful movement of his 12-year-old daughter, he inquired from her and discovered that on October 2, about 7PM, one Godwin Agbada, aged 74, a bicycle repairer at No. 9, Morka Road, Ubiaruku, defiled the (girl) in his workshop at Old Ubiaruku/Sapele road, Ubiaruku by having unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

The said Godwin has been arrested and medical report has confirmed the commission of the offence.

Investigation revealed that the victim was invited to the suspect’s workshop by (another girl), aged 14, where both were defiled by the suspect who, thereafter, gave them N200 each.

The suspect, speaking in Pidgin English, claimed that it was the handwork of the devil. He claimed that that though he is not ashamed of what he did, he is also not happy with the crime he committed.

According to him, both minors often came to his workshop to visit and that he frequently gave them money.

“I am married with five children and yes, I fit look my children for face defend wetin I do wey police arrest me. I noh shame, but I noh happy with wetin I do. Na devil make me do am,” the suspect said.

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