Police in Enugu have taken two brothers into custody for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old minor.
The suspects identified as Chima Nnamani and Michael Nnamani, allegedly sexually violated the minor who was residing with them.
The minor revealed that she had constantly told the boys biological mother that she was being sexually abused but she refused to act on her claims.
She also said that their mother walked in on her sons’ carrying out the heinous act yet she refused to do anything because they are her children.
The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday.
He said: “Case-file and suspects involved in the case of alleged defilement of a nine-year-old have all been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Enugu, for conclusive investigation.”
A statement by the founder of Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Prof. Joy Ezeilo, also revealed a first hand revelation of the victims encounter.
The statement reads in part: “The accused persons had been allegedly arrested for serially violating a nine-year-old relative living with them.
“While narrating her ordeal in the hands of these perpetrators, the victim mentioned how this heinous act perpetrated against her body started immediately when she arrived to live with them in their place of abode and had continued on a daily basis especially in the morning hours.
“She stated that she often bled profusely afterwards, yet no one offered her any help or treatment.
“The victim added that she had complained to her Aunty, Mrs Theresa Nnamani, severally who happened to be her father’s step sister about the wicked act but she remained adamant because these perpetrators were her biological sons.
“She added that her Aunty had returned home unexpectedly in one of the fateful days and witnessed the incident where her sons were sexually abusing her yet she did nothing to end the sexual abuses.”