Two men, whose ages were put at 61 and 27 years, have allegedly r3ped four minors of the same parents, left in their care by their mother.
Daily Post gathered that the children whose ages are 11 months old; 5 years old; 7 years old and 10 years old, were defiled at various times by the men when their mother left them in their care to go to market.
A press release by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said police have rescued the four children and also arraigned the suspects in court.
In the press release, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra Command, CP Echeng Echeng, enjoined parents/guardians to exercise utmost discretion in deciding in whose care their children/wards are kept.
The release read: “CP gave this advice Monday, 21st March, 2022, following the arrest and interrogation of two suspects- one Peter Ezeala ‘M’ 61 years of Mbano, Imo State and one Elochukwu Igwilo ‘M’ 27 years of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State.
“The suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in a case of defilement of four minors aged 11 months old; 5 years old; 7 years old and 10 years old respectively. The incident occured in Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State on March 5, 2022.
“Investigation reveals that the mother of the victims, a trader, always leaves 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.”
He said the suspects have been remanded in a Correctional Services Centre, after their arraignment.