A 6-year-old girl identified as Angel, from Akwa Ibom State, but resident in Obiofia-Nnewichi, Nnewi, with her parents, was allegedly defiled by a 40-year-old man identified simply as Chukwudi, aka Alaukpor from Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA.
The incident took place Obiofia-Nnewichi, Nnewi in Anambra State penultimate week.
The mother of the victim, who introduced herself as Mrs. Peterson, a petty trader in Nnewi, told Anaedooline that she was in her shop with the little Angel the fateful day when she sent the little girl to get a lantern from their house for evening business.
According to her, it took the little girl a very long time to return to the shop. She said that she noticed the strange way her daughter was walking, but overlooked it.
She continued: “After the night’s business, we went home. It was my husband that noticed that some fluid was coming out from her vagina. He called my attention to that, I cleaned it and slept. In the morning, my husband called his sister, who was a nurse and explained the situation. She advised that we should consult a medical doctor for advice. When we met a doctor, he conducted a test and told us that the fluid was sperm.
“We had to call the little girl and asked her questions. She told us that Chukwudi, our neighbor, called her inside his room and had sex with her the night she was sent to get a lantern.
“We confronted Chukwudi but he denied. We reported the incident to community vigilante group in Umuogbo-Obiofia, Nnewichi, Nnewi for necessary actions”.
Mrs. Peterson further said that since the incident was reported, the family is yet to see any action taken by the vigilante.
She said that the culprit, Chukwudi, a widower and father of two, has run away from the yard since the incident took place, and has refused to return to Nnewi since then.