Update: LG Boss, Policemen Who Stripped & Tortured Uzoamaka Chukwu, 15, For Alleged Waywardness Have Been Arrested
Justice is gradually coming the way of the 15-year-old girl, Uzoamaka Chukwu, the orphan girl who was stripped Unclad and tortured by a man who claimed to be her father because she allegedly had sex with her boyfriend, as the Ebonyi State Police Command has moved in to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act that went viral on social media.
The suspects turned out to be the Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre, Ogbonnaya Ene Odi , two police officers who took part in the dehumanizing act on the girl who is a Junior Secondary School Two (JSS2) student, on the orders of Odi.
The arrest, according to the member of the House of Representatives representing Onicha, Ohaozara and Ivo Federal Constituency, Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie, who had vowed to make sure the perpetrators of the act are brought to book, came at the instance of the State Police Commissioner, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah , who dispatched a team of police officers to the community to get the culprits.
According to sources in the community, the incident took place in the sitting room of Odi in the presence of other men who had great fun recording the torture of the girl and later posted it on social media.
A police source in the state command confirmed the arrest of Odi, adding that the CP is not taking the matter with levity and has vowed to bring the culprits to book if they are found guilty after investigations.
“He (Odi) has been arrested. The Governor told the CP to make sure all those involved are arrested and brought to book. The police officers involved have also been arrested."
"The police has since commenced investigation in the matter but we are still waiting for the victim, Ukamaka, to come and identify the suspects at the command today; that is stalling the investigation a little bit.
By tomorrow we are expecting her back to the state from Abuja.”
It is not just about arresting these evil men. They have psychologically broken a vulnerable girl and she will be carrying the scars for a very long time. These people who think they are above the law should be prosecuted, made an example of and dealt with.
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