The Enugu state police command has arrested two biological brothers identified as Chima and Michael Nnamani for their alleged involvement in the serial raping of a nine-year-old girl in Akpawfu community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.

 

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said

 

“The case-file and suspects involved in the case of an alleged defilement of a nine-year-old have all been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu, for conclusive investigation,” he said.

 

Activist and Founder of Women Aid Collective, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, who reported the case to the police, called for the immediate prosecution of the two suspects arrested for allegedly defiling the minor.

 

A statement she released reads

“On November 28, 2021, WACOL received a case of defilement of a nine-year-old girl by two brothers from the same biological parents, Chima Nnamani and Michael Nnamani, from Akpawfu community.

The accused persons had been allegedly arrested for serially violating a nine-year-old relative living with them. While narrating her ordeal in the hands of these perpetrators, the victim mentioned how this heinous act perpetrated against her body started immediately when she arrived to live with them in their place of abode and had continued daily especially in the morning hours.

The victim added that she had complained to her aunty, Mrs Theresa Nnamani, who happened to be her father’s stepsister about the wicked act but she remained adamant because these perpetrators were her biological sons.

She said that her aunty had returned home unexpectedly in one of the fateful days and witnessed the incident where her sons were sexually abusing her yet she did nothing to end the sexual abuses.

The child was brought to WACOL by Good Samaritans who disclosed that the child complained of severe pains, and when they probed further she confided in them about her ordeal in her aunty’s house”

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