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A 30-year – old man , identified as McCarthy Kuyemekume , has been arraigned before the Magistrate ’ s Court in Rumuepirikom in Obio /Akpor Local Government of Rivers State for allegedly raping a five -year – old girl.
The accused, who resides at Saviour ’ s Estate, Nkpor Village in Rumuolumeni , was said to have committed the offence on January 25, 2016 in his brother’ s house within the estate .
Kuyemekume was said to have taken custody of the girl when she was crying over her mother ’ s refusal to add milk to her meal .
Unknown to the victim ’ s mother , the accused took the girl ( name withheld) to his brother’ s house and had carnal knowledge of her .
It was gathered that Kuyemekume had pretentiously sent his younger brother on an errand before he raped the girl.
Four hours later , the suspect was said to have returned the girl to her mother , but not without a stern warning and threat that her parents must not hear about what transpired between the two of them .
It was gathered that the mother of the child , who was infuriated , reported the matter to the Rumuolumeni Police Division.
However, when the Kuyemekume appeared before the Chief Magistrate , E . C . Woke, he ( Kuyemekeme) insisted that he was innocent of the allegation levelled against him .
The chief magistrate , however , ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the matter till March 2, 2017.