A 65-year-old man, identified as Matthew Omokhafe defiled and impregnanted a 13-year-old Primary 4 pupil in Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State. Information says that more than a few men allegedly took turns to defile the girl on several occasions. The victim lives with her grandmother who usually sends her to hawk.
In related news, the policemen attached to the Eleme Police Area Command succeeded in arresting two of the suspects, namely Jehebamiema Nelson and Dere Somiari, while others are still at large.
Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, on Friday, noting that the board played active role in the arrest of the culprits.
Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe said:
“We took a course of action by visiting and ensuring that the case was transferred from the Akoko-Edo Area Division of the Nigeria Police Division to the State Criminal Investigation Department in the state capital, Benin City.”
She added that;
“with the collaborative efforts of the Child Protection Network (CPN), SUBEB was able to handover the child’s custody to the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.”
She assured that the case would be charged to court to ensure that justice is done.