DEFILEMENT: Arrested Suspects Charged To Court And Remanded In Nigerian Correctional Service Custody

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“As CP Aliyu entreats parents/guardians to train their children/wards with care, fear of God and uphold their fundamental human rights”

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, has entreated parents/guardians to endeavour to train their children/wards with care, fear of God and uphold their fundamental human rights.

He made this statement following the Command’s quick intervention, re-arresting, swift conclusion of investigation and charging to court of suspects involved in the case of defilement of a seven-year old, at Ugwuagor Abakpa-Nike, Enugu East LGA.

It will be recalled that one Miracle Sunday Akpan aged 25 years old, a native of Akwa Ibom State, residing at Ugwuabor Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, was alleged to have on the aforementioned date, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a seven-year old victim (names withheld), with the victim’s grandmother, one Queendaline Udoh aged 61 years old, a native of Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu LGA, residing in the same address; said to have been in the habit of exploiting the minor for financial gains by giving her out to men for unlawful carnal knowledge, aiding him in the act.

Recall also that the suspects were initially arrested by Neighbourhood Watch Group, but re-arrested on by Operatives of the Command attached to Abakpa Police Division, with the victim rescued and handed over to Enugu State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Department.

In addition, the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (or State CID for short) for thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspects on the order of the Commissioner of Police.

To this end, the suspects were charged to for Court and remanded in Nigerian Correctional Service Custody, pending further hearing of the case, following the swift concluded investigation into the case.