ABAKALIKI-A Local Government staff of Okposi Development Centre in Ebonyi State, Hon. Chieze Nwankwo was, Tuesday, reported to have allegedly raped a 12 year old girl, Miss Chioma Nwankwo who resides in his compound.
The incident which had received a lot of condemnation from the people of the area was said to have been reported to the police station in the area and later transferred to Obiozara Police Station for proper investigation.
Twas learnt that the victim, a primary six pupil of Umunoka Primary School, Okposi, was lured by Hon. Nwankwo with an apple when she went to fetch water to take her bath. Narrating her ordeal in the hands of the rapist, Miss Chioma Nwankwo explained
that the accused lured her with an apple and that before she knew what was happening, he had removed her clothes and over powered her.
“When I took my bucket to fetch water at the well, Honourable Chieze called me to his house and said I should come and collect an apple. I went in to collect the apple and asked him whether he too would also eat but before I could understand what was happening, he quickly pulled off his clothes, pushed me to the ground and fell on top of me.
“I told him to get off me but he refused and I started crying but there was nobody in the compound until my mother started calling me. I told him that my mother was calling me but he refused to listen until my mother came and pushed the door open. And as soon as he saw my mother he used speed, took his towel and told my mother that it
was an apple he wanted to give to me”
When vanguard visited the police post where the matter was first reported, the Investigation Police Officer, IPO, (name withheld) who confirmed the incident said the matter had been transferred to Obiozara police station for proper investigation to ascertain whether the allegation of rape against the local government staff were genuine or not. As at the time of this report, the culprit who is a Management Committee member in charge of Works department in Okposi Development Centre was alleged to have been released from police custody by some of his colleagues.
Culled from: VangaurdNgr