Owerri, – The Police Command in Imo says it has arrested two suspects for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl (name withheld) at Umuoduagu community near Owerri.
Police spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects committed the crime in the minor’s father’s house each time the man left for work.
Okoye, who gave the names of the suspects as Chika Abalake, 42, and Jude Uchenna, 25, said they were arrested by Police Detectives following complaints by the survivor’s father.
“Sustained follow up to a case of defilement reported at Ihiagwa Police Divisional Headquarters, Owerri on Aug. 10, by the father of the victim, an 11 year-old at Umuakuntu, Umuoduagu, in Ngor-Okpala local government area of Imo , resulted in the arrest of two men.
“The suspects, who allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of the minor severally in her father’s house, any time he went to work are cooling their heels at the division’s custody where preliminary investigation is ongoing.
“Subsequently, they will be transferred to SCIID Owerri for continuation of a discreet investigation.
“Meanwhile, medical reports revealed that the victim has severe injury in her vulva as a result of defilement and the minor has opened up to her father and the police, narrating how the suspects defiled her repeatedly,” Okoye added.
According to him, further development on the case will be communicated to members of the public. (NAN)