How CCTV led Police to rape suspect in Sapele


The Delta State police command has arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Jomaph for raped an 11-year-old girl in Sapele town, Sapele LGA of Delta.

Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya while speaking with newsmen in Asaba said the incident occurred at about 7am on Wednesday, Aug. 12, on Oleh road in Sapele.

The victim was reported to have gone to use the toilet but returned minutes later crying that she had been raped by Jomaph, who is a neighbour to the victim’s family.

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“The young man was arrest after he was captured on a nearby CCTV sneaking into the toilet with the little girl.

“The suspect has been arrested and the case is currently under investigation.

“After preliminary investigation, the case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Asaba,” Onovwakpoyeya said.

A community source said when Jomaph was accosted over the allegation he denied raping the little girl.

“When we questioned him over the allegation, he denied, he even swore that he had not set his eyes on the girl that morning.

“Other neighbours pleaded with him to say the truth, but he maintained his stance that he never raped the girl.

“Jomaph even went ahead to report the girl and her parents to the police for defamation of character.

“However, a CCTV camera installed by a neighbour for his business later showed the moment Jomaph sneaked into the toilet immediately after the girl had gone to use the toilet,” the source said.