A man identified as the leader of a local vigilante group in one of the communities in Ughelli (name withheld) in Delta State, is currently on the run after he was alleged to have defiled a four-year-old girl, Vanguard reports.
A resident of the community revealed that the mother of the girl reported the matter to the Ughelli ‘A’ Police Division, when she noticed a milky discharge from the private part of the victim.
The source said: “Probing further, the little girl was able to identify the vigilante leader as the person behind her ordeal.
“Immediately, the matter was lodged at the Ughelli ‘A’ Division Police Station.
“But before the police could arrive, the suspect fled through the ceiling of the room he was locked in.”
Confirming the incident, an officer at the police station said: “We received a report of the incident. Investigation into the matter is ongoing.”