43-year-old man arrested after raping 9 male children in Benin City.

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  • one of his victims fighting for his life at UBTH

A man is in custody after allegedly defiling a 9-year-old boy in Benin city.

Ovie Otokgbo, 43, from Isoko in Delta State, resides at No. 15, Ubegwi street, off Uwasota Road in Benin.

Officers from the Edo State police command arrested Ovie on suspicion of having carnal knowledge of young boys between 10 and 15 years of age.

Standard Gazette gathered that the suspect, a security guard at a house in Ugbowo in Benin, usually lures the male children with biscuits and N500 to the room where the children are allegedly raped.

According to SG findings, Ovie uses cream to saturate his manhood for easy penetration before raping the kids.

Ovie Otokgbo
Ovie Otokgbo, 43, from Isoko in Delta State, resides at No. 15, Ubegwi street, off Uwasota Road in Benin

His abuse came into the limelight after one of his victims developed a severe health problem.

The 13-year-old boy was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where a medical report confirmed the boy had been repeatedly violated since November 2021.

The boy’s ailment is believed to be caused by his violation.

Responding to SG’s query, Ovie said, “Yes, I have slept with nine male children at Ugbowo in Benin city.

“I really don’t know what came over me. I used cream to rub my manhood to easily have access to them through the anus.

“I am told now that one of the boys, 13-years-old is sick. I am sad. It is actually the devil’s work. I pray he does not die”.

Edo State Police Public Relations officer SP Bello Kontongs said five of the family members of the boys he defiled have come to the police to write statements.

According to the police image maker, “I want to call on parents and guardians whose sons or wards have been tampered with by the suspect to report to the children and family unit of the Edo State police command for further action.

“I can assure you that this suspect must appear in court to face his charges”.

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