April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

Suspected Rapist Confesses To Defiling 15-Year-Old School Girl In Anambra

A middle-aged man, Onuora Innoma, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl at Ado Girls Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The man, who has been arrested by police, was also said to have confessed to the crime.

Commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, who spoke to journalists, said she had ordered immediate remand of the suspect, after his detention at the Inland Town Police Division, Onitsha.

She frowned at the nefarious act of preying on underage girls, vowing to take every available legal means to bring the perpetrator to book, to serve as deterrent to others.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

He said the suspect admitted committing the crime.

Ikenga said, “It’s a case of rape and the first respondent was in the Inland Town Police Station before he was transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Awka.

“We invited the victim and carried out some tests on her to confirm the alleged defilement and the tests authenticated she was defiled.

“Going by the way the incident happened, the man took advantage of her to have a carnal knowledge while she was walking along a lonely road, after she was sent on an errand.

“We thank the Ministry of Education for its proactiveness in reaching out to us immediately the incident happened.

“We’re also in partnership with Ministry of Women Affairs. The governor has graciously approved a special court for this kind of gender related case.

“We were able to arrest the suspect and brought him to book. During the interrogation, he confessed to the crime.

“One thing about rape is that a crime against both God and man. It’s morally and legally wrong and the society frowns at it.

“It’s unfortunate that this teenage girl has been exposed to this trauma in her early life. What led the suspect to committing this crime is left between him and God.

“We seize this opportunity to reach out to parents and guardians to always watch out for their children and wards, when and where they send them to, so as not to expose them to any form of vulnerability.”

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