Members of a vigilante group in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state, have arrested a former member of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state over alleged case of serial defilement.
The suspect popularly known as Ejima, was handed over to the police after being apprehended for defiling five under-aged children from four different parents, between the ages of five to eleven years, all from Ebonyi State, in his apartment.
The Nation reported that one of the victims said the suspect had invited them to his house to rest after asking them to fetch water for him.
“He later asked the oldest two among us to cook for him while he asked the youngest to sleep on the bed and the other on a mat.
“While we were busy with the assignments he gave us, we observed him defiling those who were sleeping. He even requested we join in the show.”
When asked why they did not raise the alarm, two of the victims said the suspect had warned them not to or risk being beaten.
Father to two of the victims who commented on the incident, said;
“When I got back from church, my wife told me that the children she sent to fetch water at a nearby compound were yet to be back several hours later.
“We looked for them everywhere and had to involve local vigilante for a wider search.
“It was later in the evening that my children came back alongside other kids within the neighborhood. When I accosted them, they confessed they were defiled.”
The man also revealed that the suspect usually visits his wife’s mini restaurant, where he normally played with the kid.
Parents to the other victims, petty traders and a tailor respectively, also confirmed that the suspect had been in the habit of moving out with girls, both young and old.
The victims have been taken to the hospital where they were examined and treated at no cost, while the suspect is currently at the state CID from where he would be charged.