The operatives of Anambra Police Command have arrested two men suspected to have defiled an 11-month-old baby and three other minors at Umudim Nnewi-North Local Government Area of the state.
A press statement released by the police spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochi on Monday March 21, confirmed the arrest.
The statement reads
”The Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Echeng today 21/3/2022 has admonished parents/guardians to be careful of who they leave the custody of their children/wards, following the outcome of the investigation of 4 children rescued by police operatives on a reported case of defilement in Umudimi, Nnewi.
The Command Operatives swung into action and arrested the alleged two suspects namely: Peter Ezeala aged 61 from Mbano, Imo State and Mr Elochukwu Igwilo aged 27 from Ekwusigo LGA, Anambra State.”
Investigation reveals that the mother of the victims, a trader, had always left the children under the care of the suspects whenever she was away at work. Unfortunately, the suspects capitalized on this to take undue advantage of the children.
Meanwhile, the suspects have been remanded in a Correctional Services Centre as the case was adjourned.