A man described as notorious for defiling young girls, has allegedly raped an eight –year-old girl to death in Ondo State.
The girl, Esther Friday, whose parents reside in the same compound with the alleged rapist at Akinfosile, a community close to Okitipupa in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state, was said to have left home to defecate nearby on Monday, February 22, but did not return home.
At dusk, a neighbour raised the alarm on sighting the alleged 35-year-old rapist simply identified as Israel carrying the corpse of the young girl out of his room.
Angry residents who thronged the scene were said to have beaten Israel to a pulp before he was rescued by a police patrol team led by the divisional police officer (DPO) and taken to a private hospital for treatment.
It was further learnt that Esther’s body was taken to the General Hospital at Okitipupa, where it was deposited for autopsy.
The police said homicide detectives are investigating the case.
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