Ebonyi police arrest 2 minors for gang-raping teenage girl

Two teenage boys are now in police net in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital for gang-raping another teenager.

According to the information, the two boys, Chidubem Onwe (14 years) and Chidiogu Okonkwo (15 years) were said to have gone to the family house of the girl, Mmesoma Nwoye (15 years), when they noticed everyone had left the house, overpowered her, tore her dress and raped her.

The ugly incident happened at Ishieke, Abakaliki on Tuesday, 16 June, around 1:00pm, when the compound of the victim was lonely.

AJM NEWS gathered that Mmesoma’s father alerted the police when he came home from the day’s business and got information about what happened, as narrated by his daughter.

The police immediately swung into action, got the boys arrested and took the raped girl to the hospital for medical checkup.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the report and said that the suspects had been arrested and had confessed to the crime.

The PPRO said: “On June 16th, 2020, at about 1:15pm one Fidelis Nwoye of Nkelegu in Ishieke community, in the company of her daughter, Nmesoma Nwoye 15yrs, came to the station and reported that at about 12pm June 14, one Chidiogu Okonkwo, 15yrs and one Chidubem Onwe, 14yrs, all of the same address went to his house while he was at his shop at Ishieke and tore his daughter’s cloth and raped her.

“So Police in Ishieke quickly swung into action and arrested the suspects and all of them confessed to the crime.
“I know that the only thing that can make children of that age do that kind of a thing is cultism and drugs.

Though they are minors, we have where we keep minors and they will be charged to court as soon as we are done with the doctor’s report”.

It is of note that recently, there had been several reported cases of rape in different parts of the country, as many suspects had also been arrested in connection to that.

AJM News

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