BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 75-year- old man for allegedly defiling two minors of the same parents in Okija, Ihiala local government area of Anambra State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, in a statement, said the suspect, one Raphael Mbanyereude, was arrested following a report by the mother of the siblings.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, has ordered for the immediate transfer of the case to the State CID for discreet investigation.
According to him, ” on 17/3/2020, about 11:am, following a formal complaint, Police operatives attached to Okija Division arrested one Raphael Mbanyereude alias (Papa Okoye)’m’ aged 75years of Okija in Ihiala local government area of Anambra State.
“ Suspect allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of two female minors, aged 2 and 4 years, of the same parents.
“ The dastardly act was discovered by the children’s mother when she saw them crying and holding their private parts.
“ She then became curious and checked only to discover water coming out and their private parts became reddish as well.
” The victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination where laceration of their hymens was confirmed and the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime.
“The CP enjoins parents to strictly monitor their children in order to avert similar ugly incidents”.