The Ebonyi State police command has arrested a university lecturer, one Prof Felix Anyaegbunam, on allegation of defiling a 12-year-old girl.
The professor was alleged to have been sexually assaulting the girl in the past six months.
The girl, it was learnt, lived in the suspect’s house with her father, who is the lecturer’s gateman.
A source said Anyaegbunam, who works for one of the universities in the state, was arrested on Saturday
“A child molester, one Prof Anyaegbunam is now in police net. A few days ago, someone brought a report against the professor, leading to his arrest and detention by the police.
“One day around 2am, I ran to my father at the security house and told him that Prof was pressing my breast. My father told me to go back, that he will talk with him in the morning. Sometimes, I will wake up and see myself naked.
“The other day, somebody was touching me at midnight. I woke up, put on the light and saw Prof lying on my bed naked. He tried to touch me but I slapped him and pushed him out of my room. I was crying.
“One day, I woke up and my bed was soaked with blood. I didn’t know what happened. I told my father in the morning but he didn’t do anything. He used to tell me that if I leave Prof’s house, who will pay my school fees? That is how the Prof has continued to disturb me until I told my aunty in the school because I don’t like that nonsense Prof is doing.”
Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident, saying the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter.
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