An 8-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man named Jude Chinedu, also known as Ijiegbe, and allegedly contracted HIV as a result.
It was discovered that Ijiegbe, the minor mother’s lover, has been sharing housing with them in Delta state’s Alegbor Community, Uvwie LGA.
According to a source who talked with DailyTrust, the suspect left the house once it was learned that he had been having sex with the young girl.
The mom and her daughter were both found to be afflicted with the terrible HIV disease, according to the results of the medical tests that were conducted.
The source said, “The suspect who is a married man has fled the area. The suspect is a boyfriend to the woman and had been squatting with her and her daughter. He has fled the house after it was discovered that he’s been having carnal knowledge of the little girl.
“The police have mounted a manhunt for the suspect who is from Anambra State. Each time the woman who sells pap goes out for hawking, the boyfriend will bath the little girl and have sex with her. He usually threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it.
“The mother noticed sudden changes in the child’s behaviour and a smelly discharge from her body and after several interrogation, she opened up that the suspect had raped her over and over and when the woman confronted the suspect, he ran away from the house.”
According to state human rights campaigner Kelvin Ejumudo, the incident has been reported to the police, and although the suspect was also taken into custody, he was able to flee.
He said, ‘’The police have been tracking the suspect’s number. On Thursday, he was almost arrested but managed to escape into the bush.
“The little girl was taken to the hospital for a medical checkup where it was discovered that she has contracted HIV. The same test was conducted on the mother who also tested positive”
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