One Anthony Okhiria, 49-year-old blind gospel musician, has been paraded by the Edo state police command on Monday, January 14, 2019, over the alleged defilement of his tenant’s nine-year-old daughter.
Okhiria who lives at number 9, Isidahomen Street, Ekpoma, however, denied having canal knowledge of the minor.
Speaking in his defense, the suspect said, “I didn’t defile anybody. I am a musician, I sing gospel music.
“My senior brother inherited the house from our father, but he lives in Lagos, so, I am the one in charge. The mother and her four girls live in my house, their church used to pay their rent.
“One day, she came to tell me that the church said they are not going to pay the rent again. The woman did not want to pay me, she wanted to seduce me, but I did not agree.
“One day, she told me that she suspects that I like her, but I told she is not the one to tell me that I like her. The children also used to come into my room, doing all sorts of nonsense and I will chase than away.
“I reported to the woman, bit she will reply that the children are playing with me, but I told her that I don’t like that kind of play because I am a Christian.
“The nine year-old-girl sometimes comes into my bedroom while sleeping, she will be touching my legs. The mother also do come into my bedroom.
“It got to a stage that whenever I am applying body cream after bathing, this woman will come into my sitting room, see my nakedness, instead of going away, she will stay.
“One day, she just came to me and said that her nine-year-old daughter said I was sleeping with her. I was shocked. I feel so bad seeing myself in this mess. I did not defile her, it is a lie,” he said