The Imo State Director of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ikenna Unegbu, has been arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Owerri, for allegedly raping a 2-year-old girl in his office.
Chinonye Obioma, the girl’s mother who runs a photography studio in the facility, said the incident happened on February 5, 2020.
Obioma told the court that the suspect took her child into his office on the pretext of consoling her daughter after she scolded her.
When the little girl was out of the Director’s office, the mother said she noticed the unusual way her daughter was walking after she urinated.
Obioma said when she removed her pant, she noticed buises and remains of sperm on her daughter’s swollen private parts.
According to her, the girl told her that the NIMC director inserted his manhood into her private part. But when she confronted Unegbu, he denied knowledge of the act. She 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,” 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.”
Obioma said she took her baby to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri and Police Hospital to carry out test on her daughter, and the doctors confirmed through medical reports that the two year-old girl’s hymen was broken.
She told the court that the medical reports showed that the baby sustained a 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, 19th 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.