A man named Chukwudi Nweze in Obosi, Idemili North local government area of Anambra State has allegedly defiled his neighour’s 12 years old daughter (name withheld). According to the online news media, Mr Chukwudi was said to have carried out the ungodly act on the girl at about 8:25 pm on Friday in his residence in Obosi road, Isiowulu, where he shares the same compound with the parents of the victim. SP Haruna Mohammed, the PPRO of the Anambra State Police Command said that the suspect has been arrested, and investigation is ongoing.
He said, “The scene was visited by Police detectives and victim taken to Ivy hospital Odume for medical examination, and the case is still under investigation.”
In another development, a resident of Awka north, Mr Eyim Okpaga has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to death in his room at Amukabia village, Achalla. His elder brother, Sunday Okpaga, an indigene of Ebonyi State, but resides at Oye in Achalla, Awka North LGA reported the incident at Achalla police division. The older Okpaga denied any knowledge of reasons for his brother’s action, just as the victim was said to have undertaken the action without dropping a suicide note.
The PPRO said police detectives attached to Achalla division visited the scene of the incident and also took photographs but failed to find motive behind the act yet. He said investigation was ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident. He added that the corpse of the deceased was immediately taken home for burial without autopsy as his relatives claimed it was part of their tradition to bury persons involved in such act immediately.