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30-year-old medicine seller arrested over alleged defilement of minor

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A 30-year-old medicine seller known as Henry has been allegedly accused of defiling an 8-year-old girl.

The incident which happened on September 6, in the Karshi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja happened when the girl’s feeble grandmother sent her to buy medicine from the store.

It was gathered that Henry lured the little girl to the injection room to defile her.

Confirming the incident, a resident who plead to be anonymous said “It happened that around 6 pm on Tuesday, September 6, an eight-year-old girl in the area was sent by her grandmother who was sick to buy drugs from a chemist.

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“The shop is not far from their house and Hajia as we know the grandmother was expecting her to return quickly. But it took her longer than expected, so the grandmother managed to look for her.

“She found her and discovered that the owner of the shop had defiled her. From what we heard from her, the man lured her to the injection room where he forcefully defiled her.’’

In addition, the spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Josephine Adeh, also confirmed the incident.

“The matter was reported to us. The suspect has been arrested and he is in our custody. However, investigation is ongoing on the matter,“ she said.

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