By Favour Goodness
Police have arrested and are investigating the case of two brothers, Chima and Michael Nnamani, for their alleged involvement in the serial raping of a nine-year-old girl in an Enugu community.
The two brothers, who are from the same biological parents, hail and live within the Akpawfu community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident.
“The case-file and suspects involved in the case of an alleged defilement of a nine-year-old have all been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu, for conclusive investigation,” he said.
However, the Founder of Women Aid Collective, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, had called for the immediate prosecution of the two suspects arrested for allegedly defiling the minor.
Ezeilo made the call in a statement in Enugu.
The statement read in part, “On November 28, 2021, WACOL received a case of defilement of a nine-year-old girl by two brothers from the same biological parents, Chima Nnamani and Michael Nnamani, from Akpawfu community.
“The accused persons had been allegedly arrested for serially violating a nine-year-old relative living with them. While narrating her ordeal in the hands of these perpetrators, the victim mentioned how this heinous act perpetrated against her body started immediately when she arrived to live with them in their place of abode and had continued daily especially in the morning hours.”
Ezeilo added that the nine-year-old girl stated that she often bled profusely afterwards, yet no one offered her any help or treatment.
“The victim added that she had complained to her aunty, Mrs Theresa Nnamani, who happened to be her father’s stepsister about the wicked act but she remained adamant because these perpetrators were her biological sons.
“She said that her aunty had returned home unexpectedly in one of the fateful days and witnessed the incident where her sons were sexually abusing her yet she did nothing to end the sexual abuses.
“The child was brought to WACOL by Good Samaritans who disclosed that the child complained of severe pains, and when they probed further she confided in them about her ordeal in her aunty’s house,” Ezeilo said.
Following the report, WACOL petitioned the Nigerian Police, Garki, Awkunanaw in Enugu, which led to the arrest of Michael and his brother, Chima Nnamani, who is a student of the University of Uyo.
“WACOL, therefore, urges the Nigerian Police to expedite action on the matter by charging the case to court as required under the Criminal Law of Enugu State and the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law of Enugu State,” Ezeilo stated.