Police arrest two men for allegedly defiling 13-year-old girl in Benin

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A 13-year-old girl has been defiled by two men in Benin City, Edo State.

The alleged culprits have been arrested and in police custody.

The suspects, Collins Odaro Otabor and Junior Ozoba, both 30, were arrested on 29 April 2022.

They were arrested for conspiracy and defiling a female 13-year-old Patience Joseph (not real name) on 28 April 2022 in Upper Ekekhuan road in Egor Local government area of Edo State.

One of the alleged suspects, Collins Odaro, a father of one, confessed to have lured the victim to his friend's home, Junior Ozoba and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

Police say the arrest is part of its renewed effort to check the increasing rate of sexual violence against women and children in Edo State.

Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, ordered the arrest of the alleged culprits after getting wind of the situation.

​The Commissioner has asked for calm and vowed that the Command, under his watch, would ensure that justice is served.

He has since directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to conduct an extensive investigation.

The Suspects will be charged in Court at the end of the investigation.

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