Tony Okafor, Awka
A native doctor (55 years),simply identified as Mr Ofomah has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 12-year old girl in Awgbu, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State.
He was reportedy apprehended by a team of social workers from the state’s Ministry for Women and Social Welfare on Wednesday.
The suspect was said to have abused the victim when she was sent by her guardian to bring back the remaining harvested palm karnel from the farm.
It was gathered that the suspect, while pretending to offer assistance to her victim, forcefully overpowered and had carnal knowledge of her.
Confirming the incident, Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo through her media aide, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu said the culprit was helping the police
“As soon as I got the report, I quickly dispatched my team of workers who immediately alerted the police and apprehended the suspect.
“He is currently in police custody and would be charged after investigations,” she said.