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Police Arrests Man, 30 For Defiling Two-year-Old Girl


A 30-year old man, Mr. Inya-Okoro (other names
withheld)from Afikpo North Local Government area of Ebonyi
State has been arrested by police for defiling a two-year-old
girl, Favour.
The suspect was alleged to have committed the shameful act
when the victim returned from school and was sleeping at
the corridor of the house when the suspect, who also lives in
the same compound allegedly pounced on her and committed
the crime.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Chris
Anyanwu an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who
confirmed the incident said the suspect was arrested on July
14, 2014 at the scene of the crime when the members of the
family alerted the police.
He said that the girl had been taken to hospital for medical
examination and treatment while the suspect would be
charged to court for prosecution, lamenting high rate of rape
and defilement in the state.
According to Anyanwu, “On Monday 14th July, 2014, one
Ama Inya-Okoro, 30-year old man from Ubeyi development
centre in Unwana, in Afikpo Council area, was arrested for
defiling little girl, Favour. The girl has been taken to hospital
for treatment by his father Mr. Ude, Ebeke. The suspect
confessed to the crime and will be charged to court for
“This is another disturbing trend, the issue of rape, defilement
and sex related offences.
I don’t know why we have regular occurrence in the state.
The people should not leave their children especially, female
ones without close watch. Just like in this case, the girl was
sleeping but nobody was there with her when the suspect
took the advantage and had access to the girl. So, parents
should be careful and monitor their girls and ensure that they
don’t send them on errand alone to avoid such cases of rape.
I urge the people to always ensure that they raise alarm
whenever they see such act and report it to the nearest
police station” he said.
In an interview with Crime Watch, Ama Inya-Okoro admitted
to have committed the crime but blamed it on evil urge for
According to him, “What happened was that I went to look
for job as laborer on the fateful day but could not get any
job and I returned home. As I was washing my cloth I saw
the girl laying down sleeping wearing only pant, I rushed and
carried her and have sex with her. It was ‘conji’ that caused
it and I don’t have money to go for mature girls.”
The father of the girl Mr. Ude Ebeke that he was at the
church when the incident happened. A neighour called to
inform me home and I rushed home to found my two years
old girl was defiled by a nieghour, Ama Okoro.
“On Monday July14, 2014, I was in the church when a
woman came and called me and told me to go home, I quickly
rushed to my house, I didn’t see anybody, I ran to our
village square and saw group of people there gathered. It
was there I saw my daughter and one of the leaders of age
grade who first arrested the man and brought him to the
village square.
“It was there that I was told that one Ama Inya Okoro raped
and defiled by two year-old girl. So, I wanted to call police
but they told me that they had already contacted police and
as I was there police came and took all of us including the
suspect to the police station where I made a statement. The
mother traveled that day and the girl went to school before I
left home. My sister will tell more on what happened because
I was in the church,” he said.
The person who was with the girl when the incident
happened, Miss Stella Egwu said that she was cooking in the
kitchen while the victim was sleeping at the corridor when a
woman alerted her.
“I was in my place cooking when the little girl came back
from school and after some time she went and slept at the
corridor. As I was cooking in the kitchen I heard voice calling
us to come and see the man that was raping the little girl, I
came out and saw the man standing with the girl, sperm in
her private. As we were talking people gathered and took
the suspect to the village square where they called police”
she explained

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