Two men, whose ages were put at 61 and 27 years old have allegedly raped four minors of the same parents, left in their care by their mother.
THE RAZOR NEWS gathered that the children whose ages are 11months old; 5 years old; 7years old and 10years old were defiled at various time by the men when their mother left them in their care to go to market.
A press release by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga revealed the names of the suspects as Peter Ezeala ‘M’ 61years of Mbano, Imo State and one Elochukwu Igwilo ‘M’ 27years of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Ikenga said Police has rescued the four children, and also arraigned the suspects in court.
In the press release, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra Command, CP Echeng Echeng enjoined parents/guardians to exercise utmost discretion in deciding in whose care their children/wards are kept.
The release read: “CP gave this advise Monday, 21st March, 2022, following the arrest and interrogation of two suspects- one Peter Ezeala ‘M’ 61years of Mbano, Imo State and one Elochukwu Igwilo ‘M’ 27years of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State.
“The suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in a case of defilement of four minors aged 11months old; 5 years old; 7years old and 10years old respectively. The incident occured in Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State on 5th, March 2022.
“Investigation reveals that the mother of the victims, a trader, always leave the children under the care of the suspects whenever she was away at work. Unfortunately, the suspects capitalized on this to take undue advantage of the children.”
He said the suspects have been remanded in a Correctional Services Centre, after their arraignment.