The Director of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Imo State, Mr. Ikenna Unegbu has been arraigned in court for allegedly defiling a 2-year-old girl, The Nation reports.
Unegbu was accused of committing the said offence in his office on February 5, after taking the child from the mother on the guise of consoling her after being scolded for pouring water around the office.
Recounting how the incident occurred, the mother of the victim Chinonye Obioma 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.”
Recalling her daughter’s abnormal movement and posture after she urinated on their way home, Obioma revealed that a medical test carried out at Federal Medical Center in Owerri and Police Hospital confirmed that her daughter’s hymen was broken.
Speaking further, Mrs Obioma said: “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 the Oga Ikenna (suspect) to enquire what he did with my daughter, and he harshly denied knowledge of the incident.
The Nation reported that medical reports also showed that the baby sustained a serious injury after her abuser penetrated her.
The suspect who was granted bail by the magistrate of the family court he was arraigned in, is expected to be re-arraigned on Thursday, March 19.