A 28-year-old man, Mr. Bethel Samuel who was accused of raping a three year old girl has blamed his actions on the devil.
According to Vanugard, he said this while confessing to Rivers State Police officers on how he raped the little girl at Rumuolumeni community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Samuel who is the personal assistant to a Pentecostal church clergyman in Port Harcourt explained to the police that he was sent by his boss on an errand to his house where he saw the little girl and took advantage her.
“It is stupidity that led me to S3@.x:’ually harass the little girl. If I will be given a second chance, I must surely be a good person. Police and the parents of the girl should have mercy and consider what happened as an act of the devil.
“I am the Personal Assistant to my pastor; we were organising our crusade, going out to paste crusade posters when my pastor called me to say he forgot something at home.
“He directed me to go to his house and bring some money. When I got there, I saw children playing and grabbed one of them. That was what happened.
“It is purely the handiwork of the devil. I don’t know what happened; all I know is that I am not happy with what is happening to me.
I am calling on the parents and the police to have mercy on me. I am promising the government and the parents that if they allow me to go free, I will never misbehave again.” he said.
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However, the Public Relations Officer of the command, u, said police does not condone rape and other criminalities in the state.
This is not the first time such acts has been reported. Barely eight months ago, a 32-year-old man was arrested by the Plateau state police command for allegedly raping his three-year-old daughter.
The man, identified only as Mustapha, was said have committed the act on January 12, in the Katako area of the state while the victim’s mother was cooking in a makeshift kitchen within their compound.
According to The Punch, the woman had gone into the room to pick some ingredients for the dish she was preparing heard the daughter crying, rushed to the scene and found the accused raping the little girl.