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Police nab 51-year-old man for defiling teenage home assist

A 51-year-old indigene of Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Unegbu Chika, has been arrested for defiling his 14-year-old home assist.

The suspect was apprehended by safety operatives on Saturday, after a whistleblower drew the eye of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, to his observations about his acts.

During cross-examination earlier than the safety operatives, the suspect, a transporter, who plies the Ekwulobia-Oko route, confessed to defiling the lady and pleaded for pardon, saying that he was “tempted by the devil”.

The suspect, resident at Isiaku in Isuofia however hails from Owerri, Imo State, additionally stated, “The act was due to the death of my wife and it’s a mistake which I regret deeply.”

Meanwhile, the sufferer stated she began residing with the person in 2018 when she was eight years previous and shortly after, in 2019, he began defiling her.

She stated, “He normally have his approach throughout weekends and vacation durations, however he grew to become extra comfy with the act after the demise of his spouse.

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“I did not raise the alarm because he always told me to keep it a secret, and ever since then, I have been keeping it that way till help came.”

Speaking instantly after interviewing the suspect, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, thanked the Isuofia People’s Assembly management for his or her immediate response in apprehending the suspect earlier than the arrival of safety operatives.

Obinabo stated defilement and rape crimes weren’t tolerated within the state, urging the residents of the state to be looking out for any suspicious act, motion or in any other case and report back to the suitable authority.

She assured the people who the state authorities wouldn’t hesitate to take motion on the matter.

As of the time of this report, the suspect has been handed over to the police for additional investigation and consequently to be arraigned earlier than the Children, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Magistrate Court in Awka whereas the sufferer will bear medical examination.

When contacted, the state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying investigation had commenced including that the suspect could be charged to court docket on the finish of the investigation.

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