A 31-year-old man identified as Sunday Eyim has been arrested by the police in Anambra state for allegedly defiling a four-year-old minor in Awka, the state capital on Saturday, July 11.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said Sunday allegedly defiled the minor in his room. He said men of the Central Police station in Awka were alerted and he was picked up on Monday, July 13.
Haruna said the state commissioner of police, CP John B. Abang, has directed that the case be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for a discreet investigation after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.
He warned members of the public, particularly parents/guardians, to be watchful, and caution their children against strangers and also encourage them to report any person making sexual advances or harassment on them to enable the parents to take proactive measures.