Allege child molester attempt suicide in Edo community
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Allege child molester attempt suicide in Edo community

Abudu – A 47years old man, identified as Henry from Ugbeze community who was arrested by vigilantes for allegedly defiling a 9years old girl (name withheld) at Abudu community in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo State has attempted to take his life while he was being interrogated.

The middle-aged man who allegedly carryout the act with the minor on Tuesday 12th October 2021, was apprehended on Wednesday 20th October 2021 by the vigilantes who got wind of the act through the minor’s father (name withheld).

They however laid in wait for him at Abudu, where he usually come to buy local gin called ‘Kai Kai’ in local parlance in bulk.

According to the father who his a local gin brewer, the middle-aged man was his customer who comes from the neighbouring community (Ugbeze) to patronize him (at Abudu).

The father said he had traveled outside the state for his late mother’s burial arrangement, only to return home to learn that his 9years old daughter was sexually molested by his customer.

“I dey wan rush go Bayelsa for my mama burial arrangement on Tuesday wen he (suspect) come because i suppose cook him ‘Kai Kai’; na him i tell am say my children go do am, na i travel.

“When i come back on Sunday, na my son (17years old) wen he senior my daughter tell me wetin happen; so i call my daughter, na she tell me say wen i don travel, d man carry am for him lap and com dey shook hand for her toto, say make she no talk, say he go give am ₦100. So wen the man come, na him i ask am. As him agree na i call vigilante chairman”, the single father narrated to The Nigerian Observer

However, while in custody of the vigilantees who were about taking him to the police station, he grabbed an empty bottle of beer nearby, broke it and stabbed himself in the neck.

He was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital for urgent medical attention.

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