A resident of the community, who preferred anonymity, said the incident happened last Saturday evening in an uncompleted building at the community.
He said the accused, who was a security guard at an estate in the village, allegedly lured the girl with a token and took her inside one of the uncompleted building’s and defiled her.
He said the mother of the girl, who sold provisions in a kiosk, raised an alarm after she went in search of her daughter and discovered the man half naked inside the uncompleted building with her.
“You know any time the man wants to buy snacks or sachet water from the woman’s shop, she sometimes gives it to the girl to take it to the man. That Saturday, he asked the woman to give the girl water and bread to take to him. He used the opportunity to lure the girl and defiled her, “the witness said.
He said a mob, most of them commercial cyclists, got wind of the incident and almost lynched the accused but for the intervention of some elders.
He was then taken to the police station at Kuje.
The Kuje Divisional Police Officer (DPO) could not be reached for comments, as his phone was not connecting at the time of filing this report, but a police officer at the station confirmed the incident, saying the accused will be charged to court after investigations were concluded.