17th March, 2022
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
A 60- year- old man simply identified as Victor has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 12 year old deaf,dumb and crippled girl at Ubima community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Mr Eze Eleonu, the kids father of a twelve year old physically challenged girl has called for Justice.
Mr Eleonu in an interview with journalists explained that on Saturday 5th March, 2022 he came back from travel to his house in Ubima community in Ikwerre Local Government Area and noticed that the door to his room was opened.
Mr Eleonu disclosed that on entering his room, he saw the said Victor stark naked sitting very close to his physically challenged daughter who was also naked and he immediately grabbed the said Victor before raising alarm.
He added that he raised alarm which attracted another neigbbour to his compound who helped in securing the said Victor before the arrival of members of OSPAC local vigilance group.
The suspect, Victor, said to be 60 years old was taken to the office of OSPAC who later handed him over to officers of Ubima Division of Rivers Police Command.
Elenu added that before he caught Mr Victor naked in his room he has been noticing blood stains on the pant and private part of his physically challenged daughter since he( father) is the one that used to bath her.
He explained that the medical examination conducted on the 12 year old girl indicated that there has been penetration.
The traumatized father called for justice, adding that the matter should be charged to court without further delay.
In the meantime,the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has called for a thorough investigation into the matter.
A member of the group Gladys Onyenmwen urged the Police to tidy up investigation with a view to arraigning the suspect in court if found culpable.
At the time of filing this report,our correspondent gathered that the suspect is being grilled at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Port Harcourt.
Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command DSP Grace Iringe-Koko has not responded to contacts made to get her reaction on behalf of the command on the incident at the time of filing this report.