Tension reported in Edo community as 82-year old village head sexually assaults teenager
There was tension in Abudu community, the headquarters of Orhionmwon local government area on Monday following accusations that the Odionwere (village head), Pa, Sunday Izekor, sexually assaulted a Junior Secondary School (JSS) class two student, named Gift.
Pa Izekor, 82, was said to have sexually abused the teenage girl, 13, at different times before it became public knowledge.
Gift was said to have lost her parents some years ago and is currently being accommodated by her uncle.
It took the intervention of operatives of Abudu Police division to halt the situation from degenerating into chaos.
The police were said to have rescued the community leader from the angry mob and took him into custody.
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One of the youths, who is a state government appointee said that the development drew the attention of Gift’s uncle and neighbors who questioned the rationale behind her friend’s “prank”.
Upon further inquiry, gift opened up that the traditional ruler has been having carnal knowledge of her since early 2019.