The Ebonyi State Police command says it has begun an orderly room trial of three of its officers indicted in the stripping and battering of 15 year-old Uzoamaka Chukwu in Umunaga Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of the state.
The 15 year old was stripped naked, and battered with cables/canes by some persons in the area with the picture/ video posted on the social media.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah said after the orderly room trial, the three policemen will be prosecuted.
She disclosed that Hon. Ene Odii Ogbonnaya, Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre and two others have also been arrested.
“The victim has just been able to make her painful statement to the command and the case is being diligently investigated to ensure that justice will be done in this scandalous incident”, she added.
She assured that the incident will be properly investigated and that justice will be done on the matter.
Abdallah noted that the command has also arrested a notorious syndicate who specialized in child stealing/ trafficking.
On 16/7/2016 at Uburu Ohaozara LGA, a notorious syndicate who specialized in child stealing/trafficking came to Uburu with a Toyota Camry car with registration No. BEN-173-AU to unleash their nefarious act on the people. Their names are; Anthonia Okeke, Chukwuka Muonye and Raphael Kanwei.
‘’In the course of investigation, one Esther Agbowo of Nkalagu in Ishielu LGA in company of her father reported that she was lured with her two children to Delta State by one Ekene who claimed to be a Pastor in the guise of marriage after introduction rites to her people.
‘’While she was with him at Asaba, she was abandoned by the man and her two kids were taken away from her and sold off.
‘’The operatives of Anti-kidnapping team of the command swung into action with Raphael as a pointer and in the process the suspects who took the kids either passed through in the course of selling and those that bought them were apprehended’’, she said.