A man identified as Azunna who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl in August, this year in Eleme, has been re-arrested by police.
The Tide has learned that the case is being transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Port Harcourt.
A human rights group, the Center for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, had called on the state police commissioner, CP Friday Eboka, to convince the Eleme Police Division to re-arrest the suspect, after he was released by Eleme Police Division under unclear circumstances.
The suspect, The Tide learned, was brought to the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence (SCIID) by the Eleme Police Division, while the case file was transferred to SCIID on Wednesday.
Center for Fundamental Rights Protection and Accountability national campaign coordinator Prince Wiro, who was at SCIID, confirmed the development to The Tide.
Wiro praised State Police Commissioner CP Friday Eboka for ensuring the transfer of the case to SCIID, while calling for a proper investigation to bring justice into the case.
Additionally, in a related development, a 24-year-old Kinika Eke, who allegedly defiled a four-year-old girl from her church member in Ozuoba in the Obio / Akpor local government area was transferred from the Ozuoba Divisional Police Division at the State Department of Crime and Intelligence. (SCIID) Wednesday.
The little girl’s mother said that she and her husband took said Mr. Eke as their brother because they attended the same church.
The mother of the alleged victim recounted that they had helped the suspect financially and sometimes out of confidence, left the house for him and their daughter without knowing what he was doing to their small child.
She said she noticed her daughter was in severe pain, affecting her private part, adding that during questioning her daughter told her that the suspect allegedly altered her private part and that private part penetration had been established. by a medical examination.
The suspect, The Tide has learned, has been held at SCIID for further investigation.
By: Susan Serekara-Nwikhana