A 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a 16 years old boy identified as Paul Ikwecheghi has died .
Tbe deceased who hailed from Nkporo, in Ohafia council area, was taken away from her residence at No. 51 Emeonye Street by the suspect who had anal s*x with her.
She was paralyzed after the incident and was receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital until she passed away .
However, before her death, she was able to identify Paul as the culprit which led to his arrest by the Police .
A resident of the area said, “We discovered Paul took the little girl from her parents’ residence to the place he perpetrated that act.
“I learnt he consumes tramadol. After the incident, the girl became paralyzed and identified Paul as the culprit. The family took her to the hospital while the Police arrested Paul.
“The little girl was wept until she died on Wednesday while receiving medical attention at the hospital. The damage done to her anus was too much. Paul is still with the police and I don’t know if there’s anything going on that case because no one has heard about it.”
When contacted, the Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Mr Ene Okon confirmed the incident and said that the reported death of the victim has taken the case from rape to murder.
Mr Ene vowed that Police would ensure that justice is done on the matter.
“The case was transferred to state CID last week, but if the victim has died as Information is saying, I’ll now intimate the CID that the girl has eventually died and that will turn the case to murder and will be investigated as a murder.
“So, since the information is now that the girl is dead, it will now be treated as murder. Trust us that justice will be done,” he said.