[From CHINEDU NWAFOR, Abakaliki]
Operatives of Anambra State Police Command have arrested a pastor identified as, Reverend Onyekwelu, for allegedly defiling a twelve years old girl in Awka.
The suspect is also identified as a lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The minor, Miss Uju (surname withheld) from Ufuma in Orumba North Local government areas of Anambra state, was serving as a house help to the suspect.
The matter was reported to the police, after the victim jumped down from a two storey building while trying to escape the sexual assault at about 9:30pm.
The victim broke her leg in the process of jumping down for the storey building.
Narrating her ordeal in the hospital bed, at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching hospital in Awka, Uju said, “On Saturday, my mother sent me to one woman who later took me to the house of Rev Onyekwelu for me to be cooking and cleaning the house for him since his family is not around.
“That same Saturday I came to his house was the day she started harassing me asexually.”