A Professor of Geophysics working with Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo has been allegedly arrested by the police for severally defiling a 12 year old girl house maid.
The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Saturday, arrested Prof Felix Anyaegbunam, for the alleged child abuse and was currently undergoing interrogation at the police station.
Report has it that the suspect who hails from Anambra State had sexually assaulted the victim for many months without intervention from anybody.
It was also gathered that the 12-year-old victim, a native of Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, lived in the suspect’s house with her father, who serves as his gateman in the area.
The victim narrated her experience while living with the suspect,She said, “I was living in the village with my mother. My daddy brought me to live with Prof in Abakaliki. Since June this year, the Prof has been disturbing me. He always comes into my room and does what I don’t like.
“One day around 2aam, I ran to my father at the security house and told him that Prof was pressing my breast. My father told me to go back that he will talk with him in the morning. Sometimes, I will wake up and see myself naked.
“The other day, somebody was touching me at midnight. I woke up, put on the light and saw Prof lying on my bed naked. He tried to touch me but I slapped him and pushed him out of my room. I was crying.
“One day, I woke up and my bed was soaked with blood. I didn’t know what happened. I told my father in the morning but he didn’t do anything.”
He used to tell me that if I leave Prof’s house, who will pay my school fees?
“That is how the Prof has continued to disturb me until I told my aunty in the school because I don’t like that nonsense Prof is doing.”
While reacting on the matter,the Police Public Relations Officer, in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah who confirmed the incident stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Garba, has ordered full investigation into the matter.
Mrs Odah said, “The suspect of the alleged case of rape is in Police custody now.
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“The CP has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter, we are while awaiting the medical screening/report of the victim.”