NIMC Director Arraigned In Court For Raping 2 Year-Old Girl


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Mr Ikenna Unegbu, the Imo state director of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was arraigned at a family court in Owerri for allegedly raping a two- year old girl in his office.

The incident was said to have happened on February 5, 2020 in Unegbu’s office at the NIMC.

The complainant, who is also the mother of the victim, Chinonye Obioma, told the court that her little child was defiled on February 5, 2020 by the Director.

The Nation reports that Unegbu took the child from Obioma to console her after the girls mother had scolded the young girl for pouring water around the office.

Obioma told the court: “My daughter went into the office twice with biscuits and groundnuts, only to come out from the Director’s office the third time, crying,”

Obioma further said that on her way home, she noticed abnormal movement and posture of her daughter after she urinated.

“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 went home in tears, seeing reddish, swollen vagina, remains of sperms, tissue paper gummed on her private parts.

“I called Oga Ikenna (suspect) to enquire what he did with my daughter, and he harshly denied knowledge of the incident.”

Obioma further revealed that the next day, she took her daughter to the hospital, during which the doctor confirmed that the little girls hymen had been broken.

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She told the court that the medical reports showed that the baby sustained serious injury after her abuser had penetrated her.

The court presided over by the magistrate, Her Worship Odionyenma ruled that the suspect be granted bail and be re-arraigned on Thursday, 19 March, 2020.

The magistrate explained that the constitution gives protection to both the complainant and the accused, insisting that evidence would be properly weighed to ensure justice was served.

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