A man residing in the Fegge area of the commercial city of Onitsha has allegedly absconded after raping an eight-year-old pupil of Lafiagi Primary School in the town. The Anambra Police Command, which described the man as a serial child rapist in the area, had already launched a manhunt to fish him out. Residents of Calabar street, where the man whose name was not immediately given was residing, had been complaining to the police of his frequent way-laying of school girls at odd hours and defiling them in the process.
According to an eyewitness, the suspect had lured the 8-year-old girl to his residence on her way to school, adding that although she continued her journey after the incident, the blood stains on her school uniform attracted passers-by, who reported the matter to her school authorities. He also added that because of the frequent reports of child rape in the area, some people in the neighborhood volunteered to get to the root of the matter by ensuring that the school authorities reported the matter to the Fegge Police Station.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and the police in the area are looking for the accused.