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Regional News of Monday, 22 November 2021


Police arrest professor for allegedly raping minor

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The Police Command in Ebonyi on Sunday, November 21 said it has arrested Felix Anyaegbulam, a University Professor for allegedly defiling a minor.

It was reported that the Professor of Geophysics at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI) allegedly violated his 13-year-old housegirl who hails from Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi.

Loveth Odah, the police spokesperson in the state told journalists via a WhatsApp message that the suspect is currently in police custody.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aliyu Garba, has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter as await the medical screening/report of the victim,” she said.

The state Coordinator, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Faithvin Nwancho, who reported the incident to the police described the incident as an act of (alleged) rape.

Ms Nwancho urged the police to ensure justice on the matter, noting that the professor ”had once impregnated another teenager which led to her dropping out of school.”

“This professor at the AI-FUNAI has been having sex with the 13 year old girl. The girl stays with him, but every blessed day of this girl’s life, this man violates her sexually.

“He sleeps with her. As God may have it, we were told about it and so we moved into action and the girl was rescued. A complaint was made to the police and he was arrested,” the coordinator stated.