Two men have been arrested by operatives of Anambra Police Command for defiling an 11-month-old baby and three other minors.
The suspects committed the crime at Umudim Nnewi-North Local Government Area of the state, the police spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochi said on Monday March 21.
Disclosing this in a statement, Tochi said:
”The Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Echeng today 21/3/2022 has admonished parents/guardians to be careful of who they leave the custody of their children/wards, following the outcome of the investigation of 4 children rescued by police operatives on a reported case of defilement in Umudimi, Nnewi.
The Command Operatives swung into action and arrested the alleged two suspects namely: Peter Ezeala aged 61 from Mbano, Imo State and Mr Elochukwu Igwilo aged 27 from Ekwusigo LGA, Anambra State.”
The police spokesperson stated that investigation reveal that the mother of the victims, a trader, had always left the children under the care of the suspects whenever she was away at work.
“Unfortunately, the suspects capitalized on this to take undue advantage of the children,” adding that the suspects have been remanded in a Correctional Services Centre as the case was adjourned.