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Police arrest professor for defiling minor

Ebonyi Police Command said on Sunday it had arrested a university professor, Felix Anyaegbunam, for allegedly defiling a minor.

Mr. Anyaegbunam is Professor of Geophysics at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI), Ikwo Local Government Area in the State.

He alleged that the professor sexually raped his 13-year-old housekeeper, who is from the Ezza North local government area in Ebonyi.

State Police spokesman DSP Loveth Odah told reporters in Abakaliki in a WhatsApp message that the suspect was in custody.

“Police commissioner Mr. Aliyu Garba ordered a quiet investigation into the case pending the victim’s medical examination / report,” she said.

The state coordinator, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Faithvin Nwancho, who reported the incident to the police, denounced the act of rape.

Ms Nwancho urged the police to ensure justice over the case, noting that the teacher had already made another teenage girl pregnant, which caused her to drop out of school.

“This AI-FUNAI teacher had sex with the 13-year-old girl. The girl stays with him, but every blessed day of this girl’s life, this man sexually rapes her.

“He’s sleeping with her. As God can tell, we were told about it and so we took action and the girl was saved. A complaint was lodged with the police and he was arrested, ”said the coordinator.

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