A 20year-old commercial tricycle transport operator has been arrested for allegedly defiling a four (4) year-old girl at Mbanaayili in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.
The suspect, identified as Abdullah Abdul Rahman, on Thurday, December 30, 2021 is said to have committed the act in a toilet facility at the SDA Primary School where he met the little girl who was attending to nature’s call.
Some members of the community who rushed to the rescue of the victim after being informed about an abandoned tricycle near the toilet and someone crying from inside.
An eyewitness account as reported by Daily Guide said the suspect attempted to escape but the vigilant mob chased and arrested before handing him over the police.
According to Osman Yezeed, the suspect (Abbuallah) when he was arrested confessed that “When I met her inside the toilet she begged me for money then I removed Gh 3.00 and gave it to her but I don’t know what came over me then I defiled her.”
He added “After the act the girl gave the money back to me and refused to follow me when I decided to pick her to the house so when I was coming out a gentleman walked towards me and said they heard someone crying in the toilet then I sat on my tricycle and sped off. When I got to a section of the road some youth stopped me and said I had defiled a little girl to which I accepted the claim because I actually defiled the girl.”
The suspected is currently in police custody and family of the victim is urging the police to ensure stiffer punishment is meted to Abdullah for the crime committed.