The Imo State Director of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Ikenna Unegbu has been arraigned at a family court for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 2-year old girl in his office.
The Nation reported the incidents took place on the 5th of February 2020.
The mother of the 2-year old victim, Chinonye Obioma told the could the suspect defiled her daughter in his office after he took her from her with the disguise of pacifying her.
The Complainant, Mrs Chinonye said, “My daughter went into the office twice with biscuits and groundnuts, only to come out from the director’s office the third time crying.”
She told the court further she noticed an abnormal difference in the posture and movement of her daughter after she urinated on their way home.
When she asked her daughter what happened, the 2-year old girl told her the suspect inserted his penis in her bumbum.
She said further when she called the NIMC boss to inquire about what happened to her daughter, he harshly denied it.
“When I asked her what happened, she mentioned that Uncle Police (the suspect) removed her pant, and put his stick (penis) inside her bumbum.
“I called the Oga Ikenna (suspect) to enquire what he did with my daughter, and he harshly denied knowledge of the incident,” the aggrieved mother told the court.
Obioma also said she took her daughter to the Federal Medical Center the next day and also to the Police Hospital to carry out some tests.
After the tests, it was discovered her daughter was penetrated, her hymen broken and she had sustained serious injury.
The Magistrate Court presided by Justice Odionyenma ruled the suspect be granted bail and to be re-arraigned on Thursday, 19th March 2020.
Meanwhile, various civil societies groups such as the International Federation of Female Lawyers, FIDA, Child’s Protection Network, CPN, Virgin Heart Foundation, Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Groups amongst others have shown interest towards ensuring justice for the little girl.