A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Enugu for allegedly defiling two children whose ages ranged between seven and 10.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the state Police Public Relations, Ebere Amaraizu, stated that the suspect, one Eze Collins Nwankwo, allegedly sexually abused the children whenever the parents of the children left the kids in his house for custody as neighbours each time they travelled out of town.
Amaraizu said: “the suspect committed the act on 28/6/18 and other dates. Victims were later rushed to “c” Hospital Emene for medical attention.”
According to the Police image-maker, a full-scale investigation had commenced into the alleged incident.
“Suspect who is helping the police operatives in their investigations is now blaming his involvement in the crime as an act of devil,” Amaraizu stated.
“Devil pushed me into this mess and I regret every of the action I have taken,” the suspect was reported to have said.
Meanwhile, the police authority has advised members of the public particularly parents and guardians to be security conscious on who they leave their children or wards with at home or when they travelled out.