The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man identified as Kingsley Ama Orji for sexually abusing a minor in the state.

The Police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah confirmed the incident which happened in Ekoli-Edda, Afikpo South Local government area of the State.

Newsnaija gathered that the suspect after defiling the girl also allegedly inserted a substance into her private part warning the victim that she will die if she tells anyone about the ungodly incident.

According to the PPRO “It is reported in Ekoli Edda, Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state that on the 8th day of September 2020 by 2 pm that the parents of the girl simply identified as Chioma reported to the police station that a man who is aged  40 years known as Kingsley Ama Orji defiled their daughter.

The PPRO further stated that “The husband and wife narrated that their daughter was on her way to sell Moi Moi when the man called her to buy Moi Moi from her and forcefully dragged her into the room and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. “For now, it is usual that any time such a thing happens, we give a medical performer to a doctor who will give us expert advice on it to know if what is claimed is true or not. We have not gotten the report from the Doctor, we are still waiting for the report but the matter is being investigated.

She said  Mr. Kinsley Ama Orji is in our custody and investigation is going on. “At the end of the day, if Chioma was confirmed to have been defiled, justice will take its full course and the suspect will be charged to court for the offense committed.

She stated that CP Philip Maku, The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State command, has directed that the matter should be transferred to the state police headquarters and that CID should investigate the matter distinctly and find out what happened and if the man is found guilty, he will be charged to court”.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Chima Iheanachor,   the Chairman of FIDA in the state, said that the girl has been hospitalized at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, (FETHA) following complications she developed from the incident.

In her words  “We were informed that an eleven-year-old girl was brutally raped by a 40-year-old man and that the girl’s condition was so bad such that she needs medical attention and justice. Immediately we got that information that same night, I had to pass that information across to my team, my lawyers.

“The following day we all rushed to the scene. But before then we went to the police station and on getting there, we discovered that the police lived up to expectation by arresting the man”.

The FIDA chairman stated that  “The girl was initially admitted at Owutu General Hospital in Afikpo South but we were told that she didn’t get adequate medical attention such that her condition worsened and that she was losing it so in order to save her life, she was transferred to FETHA1 as a matter of urgency and emergency. We drove straight to FETHA1 and saw the girl in a terrible condition. She was screaming on top of her voice because of the pains she got from the defilement.

Iheanachor said I was allowed to enter into the room the girl is in a very pitiable condition. I discovered that her lower abdomen was swollen up and when I made an inquiry, I was told that it might end up being a surgical case..

The FIDA Chairman said  “We want to cry out calling on the government, calling on public-spirited individuals to come to her aid. She is actually an indigent and we had to contribute money the little we can and bought things including provisions for her. She needs help but the good news is that the man has been arrested”.