Police drop case against man for alleged defilement of four-year-old
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Wale Abass, has ordered the withdrawal of the defilement case of a four-year-old pupil by a 46-year-old man from court for proper investigation.
According to The PUNCH, the spokesman of the state command, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this while parading the suspect on Saturday in Asaba.
He said, “The Command is aware of a viral publication posted on various social media handles on the alleged defilement of a four-year- old child (Name withheld) by one Innocent Ezeukwu 46, the proprietor of the Great Leader International school where the child is schooling.
“On October 5, 2023, one Mrs. Joy Chukwudi reported that while she was bathing her four-year-old daughter, she discovered a blood stain in the private part of her daughter.
“Upon questioning, her daughter kept stating that “her uncle used school scissors to cut her private part”.
“The area commander Agbor detailed a team of investigators to proceed to the scene of the alleged crime and the suspect Innocent Ezeukwu who doubles as the owner of the school and also the only male teacher in the school was arrested.
“Preliminary investigation led to the issuance of a medical report, and the initiation of an identification parade exercise where the suspect, Innocent Ezeukwu when placed amongst random men, was identified by the victim as the person who allegedly defiled her.
“The medical report affirmed that there was “no hymen visualized” in the victim’s private part”
Edafe said that though the Area Command, Agbor had concluded their investigation and charged the case to court, the commissioner directed the case be withdrawn from the court and immediately transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department for further investigation.
According to him, the CP assures members of the public and the victim’s family that justice will be served; he further appeals that the public remains calm while the investigation is ongoing.