An Owerri Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of 39-years-old Okechukwu Nwanguma, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Imo State for raping a seven-year-old minor.
The court also ordered the remand of 62-year-old Theodore Okeke for raping the six-year-old daughter of his tenant in Irete, Owerri West Local Government Area of the state.
The family court had ordered the remand following the suits filed by the Imo State Committee on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (ISCEVAWG).
Nwanguma who hails from Abba in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State had become friends with the minor’s brother aged about 10 years who he always encouraged to visit him in company of his sister.
According to him, upon arrival to his apartment, he (Nwanguma) always sent the lad to go buy him bread while he raped the sister.
Our correspondent gathered that soon the girl developed urine incontinence and was unable to hold urine.
Medical tests revealed that the seven-year-old girl had been severally raped which resulted in the complication.
Nwanguma did not deny the allegation which he blamed on the devil.
On his own part, 62-year-old Theodore Okeke, a landlord had lured his tenant’s six-year-old daughter into his apartment and had carnal knowledge of the minor.
Okeke, also blamed the rape of the six-year-old daughter of his tenant on the devil.
Mother of the girl, Amara Ifeanyi had in her petition to the Imo State Committee on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (ISCEVAWG) complained over the incident.
According to her, their landlord had tricked the girl out of the apartment when she went to work on Monday, July 26th.
After the rape, the 62-year-old threatened the girl (name withheld) against squealing but she summoned courage and confided in her mother.
When confronted Okeke denied but later admitted and apologized for his action, saying it was the devil.
However investigations showed the paedophile had assaulted other minors in the neighbourhood and threatened to kill them if they squealed.
The magistrate ordered the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice while the accused persons remain in custody at the Owerri Correctional Centre.