A police corporal, Samuel Okere serving at Ugbodo Division in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State has been arrested by the state Juvenile Welfare Centre (JWC) for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.
Okere was said to have committed the act in Ugbodo at the victim’s father’s house when she returned from school.
The victim’s parents had gone for their teaching jobs when the police officer allegedly committed the act.
When the parents returned from work, the little girl started complaining of pains in her private part as she could not walk properly.
When the father, Emmanuel Iyiekuna asked the girl what happened to her, she told him that the policeman inserted something inside her.
Iyiekuna subsequently went to Okere’s house and he(Okere) allegedly admitted committing the crime but said he only used finger on the girl and did not insert his manhood.
He appealed to Iyiekuna not to disclose the matter to anyone and reportedly offered N50, 000 to take care of the victim which was rejected.
Iyiekuna later took his child to a nearby clinic where after examining the girl, a nurse told him that the girl’s hymen has been broken.
The case of defilement was reported to the state family law centre, a special court in charge of treating such cases and other issues.
At the court, the suspect denied having carnal knowledge of the girl.
The Chairman of the court, Mrs. Elizabeth Nwali petitioned the state Commissioner of Police, CP Peace Ibekwe over the matter, calling for her intervention and investigation.