By Esther Nworie and Nwogha Ndubuisi Andy
A man who gave his name simply as Mr. Anointing, a painter who resides beside Federal High Court, Abakaliki on Wednesday 5th August, 2020 was arrested on alleged rape of 11-year-old minor, little Miss Onyinye (surname withheld by us).
The suspect who hails from Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State lives in the same compound with the victim.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday night by security team after a distress call.
It was alleged that the suspect usually send the primary 5 pupil, Onyinye , on errands and would demand that she brings whatever she bought for him into his room where he loots the girl carnally.
Narrating her ugly experience, the victim, Miss Onyinye said whenever she brought the item, she would be directed to take it inside his room where he would massage her buttock and breast.
She disclosed that yesterday wasn’t the first time Mr. Anointing abused her sexually as it has happened on many occasions.
“He will always send me to buy something for him, and when I come back he will tell me to bring it to his room. Each time l entered his room he will be touching my breast and be inserting his fingers into my vagina. I don’t like what he does to me and I didn’t know how to tell my parents”, she stated.
Mr. Anakor, said he got a tip off of the incident from one Tochuckwu Nwankwegu, and some others from disco too at about 3:30 am of Wednesday July 5, 2020.
He said on getting to the compound, he discovered that the man was caught by neighbours with the girl and they raised alarm.
However, the victim through the help of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Security and Utilities Capital City, Saint Anakor Nchekwube has arrested and handed him over to police.
According to the Special Assistant “Thanks to Tochukwu Nwankwegu and others of disco 12. It was like a joke at exactly 3:30am last night, where little Onyinye, an 11year old girl from Ezza North who lives, near federal high court Abakaliki opened up how one Mr. Anointing, a painter who also lives in the same building normally take her to his room and sexually abused her.
“Can you explain why a full grown adult manhood should be erected towards a small girl that have not developed breast? How will you feel if you are the father of the victim or the victim herself?”
“The stigma follows her to growth. This is why I have been shouting to you parents. Look after your children, more especially female child. Know what your child is doing, at school, in the house. Monitor her movement it is highly necessary.
He said that the suspect who refused to say anything at the scene of incident was taken to Kprirkpiri Police station Abakaliki, where he was detained by the police.
Meanwhile, effort to speak with Ebonyi State Police Public Relation Officer DSP Loveth Odah was not successful as at the time of filling this report.