For allegedly raping a sick 15-year old girl in Alisimie, a rural community near Agbor, Delta State, the police have arrested a 70-year old man, Paul Ogwe, and his accomplices in the crime, Ability Ogwu, 65, and Kenneth Okoro, 58.
The crime became public knowledge when a relation of the victim, Patricia Oroyelu, caught the trio having carnal knowledge of the minor, taking advantage of her health condition.
The victim, whose name was not disclosed to protect her identity, was said to be having certain health challenges, hence the three old men capitalized on her health status and swooped on her in the village.
The mother of the victim, who said the suspects had carried out the act on several occasions, lodged the complaint at the police command, a development which led to the trail and eventual arrest of the three suspects..
The Delta Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident.
She said based on the report, the police swung into action and arrested the suspects who were detained and awaiting transfer to court for prosecution.
In another development, the police in Agbor arrested a man, Oghenero Ipopo, for attempting to snatch a motorcycle from one Arinze Obagher.
It was learnt that the police received information about the attempted robbery, swung into action and arrested the suspect while his accomplices escaped.