Police arrest ex-SARS official for defiling 4 underage children
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a former member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for defiling four (4) underage children in his apartment.
The Nation reports that the four victims were from four different parents between the ages of five to eleven years all from Ebonyi State.
The suspect, popularly known as Ejima, was nabbed at Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of the State by members of vigilante in the area and handed over to the Police.
Narrating their ordeal, one of the victims said the suspect had invited them to his house to rest after asking them to fetch water for him.
She said, “He later asked the oldest two among us to cook for him while he asked the youngest to sleep on the bed and the other on a mat.
“While we were busy with the assignments he gave us, we observed him defiling those who were sleeping. He even requested we join in the show.”
Asked why they did not raise an alarm, two of the victims said the suspect had warned them not to tell anyone or risk being beaten.
Also speaking, the victim’s parents, said the news of the defilement came to them as a rude shock as they least expected such an act from the suspect.
Father of two of the victims, who pleaded anonymity said, “When I got back from church, my wife told me that the children she sent to fetch water at a nearby compound were yet to be back several hours later.
“We looked for them everywhere and had to involve local vigilantes for a wider search.
“It was later in the evening that my children came back alongside other kids within the neighborhood. When I accosted them, they confessed they were defiled.”
While revealing that the suspect used to visit his wife’s mini restaurant, where he normally played with the kids, the visibly devastated man said they never suspected he would be involved in such.
Neptune Prime learnt that the victims had been taken to the hospital where they were examined and treated, while the suspect is currently at the state CID from where he would be charged.
Reacting, Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Honourable Ify Obinabo, warned that anyone found guilty of any crime would not go unpunished.
She urged parents and caregivers to always be vigilant and careful of who they leave their wards with.