The Delta State Command of Nigerian Police Force has said that it is carrying further investigation into the alleged defilement and indecent assault on four-year-old child by the Proprietor of Great Leaders International School, Ime-Obi, Agbor.
A statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, on Saturday, disclosed that the suspect, Innocent Ezeukwu, was arrested and charged to court by the Agbor Area Command after a previous investigation.
Bright, however, noted that the Command’s Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass had directed that the case be withdrawn from the court and immediately transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) “for further meticulously executed investigation,” while appealing on the public to be calm and assured victim’s family that justice would be served.
The statement partly read: “The command is aware of a viral publication posted on various social media handles on the alleged defilement of a 4yr old child (Name withheld) by one Innocent Ezeukwu ‘m’ aged 46yrs the proprietor of the Great Leader International school where the child is schooling.
“For clarity and for members of the public not to be misinformed, the Command wishes to state as follows; “On 5th October 2023 at about 1700hrs, one Mrs. Joy Chukwudi reported that while she was bathing her 4-year-old daughter, she discovered a blood stain in the private parts of her daughter. Upon questioning, her daughter kept stating that “Her Uncle Used School Scissors To Cut Her On Her Private Part”. Upon receipt of this complaint, the Area Commander Agbor detailed a team of investigators to proceed to the scene of the alleged crime.
“The suspect Innocent Ezeukwu who doubles as the owner of the school and also the only male teacher in the school was arrested and taken into custody.
“Preliminary investigation led to the issuance of a medical report, and the initiation of an identification parade exercise where the suspect, Innocent Ezeukwu when placed amongst random men, was identified by the victim as the person who allegedly defiled her. The medical report affirmed that there was “no hymen visualised” in the victim’s private parts.
“Though the Area Command Agbor had concluded their investigation and charged the case to court, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Wale Abass directed the case be withdrawn from the court and immediately transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) for further meticulously executed investigation.
“The CP assures members of the public and the victim’s family that justice will be served; he further appeals that the public remains calm while the investigation is ongoing.”
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