The Police Command in Ebonyi State has arrested a 33-year-old man, Nweke Monday, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in Amuzu Amuda community, Ezza North Local Government Area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP George Okafor who confirmed the matter said that the case was reported to the police by the youth president of the community, Uchechi Elechi.
He said that the youth president reported that Nweke Monday lured the five-year-old, Christiana (surname withheld) to an abandoned Isuzu Jeep where he defiled her.
He disclosed that Nweke also reported that the victim was rushed to a hospital in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area, but that the girl’s parents had refused to officially report the matter to the police.
“The youth president decided to bring the matter to the fore, though the parents of the child may be afraid of the stigma, but the culprit that committed this heinous dastardly act will never go unpunished, no matter how long he runs, the law must up catch him.
“We must charge him to court. We know that God himself will punish him because a little girl of five years, I wonder how someone could ever think of defiling her, it is unheard of and complete wickedness”, he said.