Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a Police officer, Cpl. Bara’u Garba, for allegedly abducting and defiling a 14-year-old girl.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, who disclosed this at a news conference in Awka on Monday, said that the incident occurred recently.
According to him, Garba abducted the minor near her residence at Hausa Quarters, Asaba, and kept her in custody for two days at Okpoko in Onitsha.
He said the suspect was attached to Mobile Squadron in Sokoto, but deployed to Anambra on special duty.
“The erring police officer was arrested and detained accordingly; and is currently facing police internal disciplinary procedures.
“The suspect confessed to have seen the girl wandering about in Asaba because she had lost the money with which she was sent on an errand by her parents.
“He used the opportunity to lure and kept her in his custody, but denied having carnal knowledge of her.
“However, we will soon confirm whether he had carnal knowledge of the minor or not because investigation is ongoing, while the minor is also undergoing medical examination.
”I can assure the public that the Corporal will be arraigned as soon as the criminal investigation is concluded,” the commissioner said.
He assured that justice would be done in the matter.
Source – Punch