By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos
The men of Nigeria police, Delta State Police Command has affirmed the arrest of a school Proprietor of Great Leaders International school Ime-Obi, Agbor, Delta State.
The 46years old school Proprietor simply identified as Inocent Ezeukwu was apprehended for allegedly defiling a 4- year-old child.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, the victim claimed her school teacher used scissors to cut her on her private part.
“On 5th October, 2023 at about 1700hrs, one Mrs. Joy Chukwudi reported that while she was bathing her 4-year-old daughter, she discovered a blood stain in the private part of her daughter. Upon questioning, her daughter kept stating that “HER UNCLE USED SCHOOL SCISSORS TO CUT HER ON HER PRIVATE PART”. Upon receipt of this complaint, the Area commander Agbor detailed a team of investigators to proceed to the scene of the alleged crime”, Edafe wrote.
“The suspect Innocent Ezeukwu who doubles as the owner of the school and also the only male teacher in the school was arrested and taken into custody. Preliminary investigation led to the issuance of a medical report, and the initiation of an identification parade exercise where the suspect, Innocent Ezeukwu when placed amongst random men, was identified by the victim as the person who allegedly defiled her. The medical report affirmed that there was “no hymen visualized” in the victim’s private part.
“Though the Area Command Agbor had concluded their investigation and charged the case to court, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Wale Abass directed the case be withdrawn from the court and immediately transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) for further meticulously executed investigation”, he added.
However, the police assured members of the public and the victim’s family that justice would be served.