The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested a lecturer with the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old daughter of his gateman.
It was gathered the suspect, Prof Felix Anyaegbunam, who hails from Anambra State had been raping the sufferer for the previous six months.
Sampson Oko Nweke, EB Chairman of Human Rights Defenders, HURIDE who confirmed the incident mentioned that the suspect was arrested on Saturday, November 20.
Also confirming the arrest to PUNCH, spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mrs Loveth Odah, mentioned that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Garba, had ordered a discreet investigation into the matter.
“The suspect of the alleged case of rape is in Police custody now. The CP has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter, we’re whereas awaiting the medical screening/report of the sufferer.” she said.
Yesterday, we led the police to arrest a college professor for allegedly raping/defiling a 12yr previous lady of major 5.
An alleged recurring baby violator, Felix Anyaegbunam is a professor of Geophysics working with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (AE-FUTHA) Ebonyi State.
He is from Anambra state. His spouse who lives in Nsukka is alleged additionally to be a professor within the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and most of his kids are Doctoral Degree holders, in response to analysis.
Few days in the past, a whistleblower introduced a report in opposition to the professor resulting in his arrest and detention yesterday. He is being accused of fixed sexual abuse on a 12yr previous daughter of their gateman.
The sufferer is from Ezza North LGA of Ebonyi State. However, she has been rescued and at present receiving correct medical examination/consideration.
In an interview, the victims narrated in particulars her ugly experiences dwelling with the Prof. She mentioned, ” I used to be dwelling within the village with my mom. My daddy introduced me to stay with Prof in Abakaliki. Since June this yr, the Prof has been disturbing me. He at all times comes into my room and be doing what I do not like.
“One day round 2 a.m, I ran to my father on the safety home and advised him that Prof was urgent my breast. My father advised me to return that he’ll discuss with him within the morning. Sometimes, I’ll get up and see myself bare. The different day, any person was touching me within the midnight. I awakened, placed on the sunshine and noticed Prof mendacity on my mattress bare.
“He tried to touch me but I slapped him and pushed him out of my room. I was crying. One day, I woke up and my bed was soaked with blood. I didn’t know what happened. I told my father in the morning but he didn’t do anything. He used to tell me that, if I leave Prof’s house, who will pay my school fees? That is how the Prof has continued to disturb me until I told my aunty in the school because I don’t like that nonsense Prof is doing”.
In his phrases, the sufferer’s father mentioned; “I’m shocked and upset. I’m the gateman within the compound the place the Prof lives. My daughter has been complaining to me about what Prof is doing to her and I’ve at all times advised Prof that what he’s doing is just not good.
“This professor did the identical similar factor to my spouse’s child sister who I delivered to stay with him as a home assist in 2017. But we did not know that, prof was was having intercourse with the lady and later received her pregnant. That time, she was 17years and was in school 5 in secondary college however when the professor impregnated her, she dropped out of faculty.
“That time, Human rights people came into the matter and called the police but Prof quickly went to the girl’s village with wine, wrapper and money and deceived them that he wanted to marry her. The mother of the girl came to the police with Prof and helped him destroy the case. But after a while, she gave birth to her baby, the Prof collected the baby and sent the girl away”.
“The baby boy is still living with Prof now but that girl is hawking groundnuts in Abakaliki. It was when there was nobody to take care of the little child in Prof’s house that I went to the village and brought this my little daughter to come and look after the child. That is how Prof started sleeping with her. A small girl like this” the person sobbed.
When invited, the primary sufferer gave a private testimony of what transpired between her and the Professor and the way she now engages in hawking enterprise to have the ability to maintain herself. She blamed her sister’s husband for bringing his daughter into the home of the identical man who put her into struggling.
When interrogated, the professor of Geophysics who was visibly shaky and apprehensive, initially denied all allegations in opposition to him however later admitted, albeit reluctantly and incoherently. He, on the similar time pleaded for peace and blamed the whole lot on Satan.
Meanwhile, on this present case, we are able to guarantee you that the professor won’t get away with it as typical. The fang of justice is already ready and can absolutely be served accordingly in order to function a warning to all his likes. Kudos to Ebonyi State GBV Taskforce for the dogged and fruitful collaborative efforts.
Above all, we depend on the police and we recognize them for his or her passable skilled cooperation to this point.