The Ondo State Police command have arrested a 43-year-old farmer, Francis Joseph, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old daughter of his friend.
The suspect, from Ogoja, Cross River State, was said to have lured the young girl to his house in Lugbogi, Ondo and forcefully defiled her.
It was gathered that Joseph who is married to four wives with nine children, after having carnal knowledge of the girl, told her not to tell anybody lest she dies mysteriously.
A family source explained that the little girl was scared to tell her parents until she started bleeding in the middle of the night and was rushed to the hospital.
The suspect was arrested at a park in Ondo town, on Thursday, while trying to flee.