Twin brothers identified as Chukwuemeka and Chukwuebuka Okpe, have been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Abagana, Njikoka Local Government area of Anambra state.
It was gathered that the victim’s mother Mrs. Benedict Sunday, who is also a nurse reported the incident to Davina Care Foundation.
The Executive Director of the foundation, Mrs. Rachel Yohanna made this known in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday January 30. According to Yohanna, the alleged crime was then reported at Abagana Police Station on January 16, and the suspects and their mother, Mrs. Chinwe Okpe, were arrested.
She stated that the suspects, Chukwuemeka and Chukwuebuka Okpe were children of the caretaker of the house where the victim lived and had been continually harassed for her refusal to be defiled a second time.
“She (the victim) was taken to Ntasi Centre for Sexual Assault cases at Enugu-Ukwu General Hospital, where it was confirmed that she was defiled which caused perennial tears (the area between the vagina and the anus).
She was later accompanied by a police officer and an aunt to the suspects to the police clinic for a second test when the mother of the suspects claimed the medical result from Ntasi centre was forged, but the result still came out positive.
The victim’s mother said her daughter complained of pains in her private part and stomach sometime in November 2021, without telling her the caretaker’s sons defiled her. As a nurse, she bought drugs and used a hot towel to massage her daughter’s vagina area.
On January 16, she said she got back from work and met a vigilante group with her daughter waiting. The group said they brought back her daughter after she ran to them for safety.
She explained the twin boys tried to defile her daughter a second time and because she refused, they beat her. When the girl reported to their mother (caretaker), she slapped her and threatened to deal with her if she did not keep quiet. The girl ran to the vigilante group for safety. And her mother reported the matter to the police station in Abagana afterwards.” Yohanna said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, had assured justice would be served after investigations.