1st June, 2022
By Monday Ijeh
One Nweke Chadikaobi has been arrested at Range View Estate in Dawaki area of Abuja for alleged maltreatment of a 10-year old girl, Oluebibe Emmanuel in living with him.
Chadikaobi was arrested following a video making the rounds on the cruel and maltreatment he was meting to Emmanuel,FCT police command spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
She said frowning at the inhumane treatment, the Police Commissioner (CP) in charge of FCT, Mr Babaji Sunday ordered an immediate investigation and arrest of the perpetrator.
She said the CP had also ordered the recovery of Emmanuel for medical attention and other forms of intervention to protect her human right and dignity.
Adeh added that Chadikaobi was arrested on Monday following painstaking efforts by police operatives from the command.
She said the suspect confessed that he committed the crime during police interrogation but blamed his action on continuous bed wetting by the minor.
The police spokesperson said the victim had been handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) for care and rehabilitation.
Adeh enjoined FCT residents to speak out on negative occurrences in their neighborhoods by reporting to the police.