Two minors arrested over attempted rape in Ebonyi

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

By Chukwuemeka Opara

Two minors have been arrested in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over assault and attempt to rape another minor.

Two of the suspects are aged 15 and the other 13, State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr Elijah Willie, told newsmen on Saturday in Abakaliki.

He added that the command was on the heels of third suspect currently on the run.

“They will be transferred to relevant juvenile authorities for necessary rehabilitation.

“There have been increasing cases of minors engaged in such acts and it reflects the moral decadence in the society.

“I urge relevant stakeholders to take drastic actions to check the trend for the sake of our youths,” he said.

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One of the minors, however, denied involvement in the act, saying he only reprimanded the victim for abusing him.

The NSCDC commandant also said they had arrested two suspects for alleged vandalism of electricity cables at the Ebonyi international shopping mall.

He said that the suspects, aged 21 and 22, hail from Amasiri in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state.

“Cases of vandalism is rampant in Ebonyi and we urge relevant stakeholders to sensitise the people especially youths, to stop engaging in such acts.

“The NSCDC is seriously warning vandals to repent or face the full wrath of the command,” he said.

He noted that the suspects would be prosecuted after the completion of investigation.


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