A 33 – year -old man , Ejike Kanu , has been arrested for allegedly defiling his neighbour ’s seven – year -old daughter in Anambra State .
Ejike reportedly lured the girl into his wife ’s shop , where he allegedly had carnal knowledge of her .
When apprehended , the suspect reportedly attributed his action to the devil ’s influence .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Haruna Mohammed , who confirmed the incident , said the matter would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka , for discreet investigation .
Muhammed said , “Police operatives attached to the Okpoko Division arrested one Ejike Kanu , 33 , a native of Elugwu Mkporo in the Ohafia LGA of Abia State , who resides at Umuobom Street , Okpoko , Anambra State .
“The suspect allegedly lured his neighbour ’s seven – year -old daughter and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her inside his wife’s shop .
“Police detectives visited the scene and took the victim to hospital for examination , where penetration was confirmed by a medical doctor .
“The suspect has voluntarily confessed and attributed his action to devil ’s influence .
“The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police , John Abang, after which the suspect will be prosecuted.