Mr Ikenna Unegbu, the Imo state director of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has been docked at a family court in Owerri for raping a two- year old girl in his office.
The Nation reported that Chinonye Obioma, mother of the victim, who is also the complainant, told the court that her daughter was defiled on Wednesday, 5 February 2020, by Unegbu when he took the child from her in the guise of consoling her.
The woman had scolded her daughter for pouring water around the office.
“My daughter went into the office twice with biscuits and groundnuts, only to come out from the director’s office the third time crying.”
The complainant went ahead to explain that she discovered the abnormal movement and posture of her baby after she urinated on their way home.
“When I asked her what happened, she mentioned that Uncle Police (the suspect) removed her pant, and put his stick(pe.ni.s) inside her bumbum
“I went home in tears, seeing reddish, swollen virginal, remains of sperms, tissue paper gummed on her private parts.
“I called the Oga Ikenna (suspect) to enquire what he did with my daughter, and he harshly denied knowledge of the incident,” the aggrieved mother told the court.
Obioma, who owns a photography stand within the commission, added that the next day on February 6, she took her baby to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri and Police Hospital to carry out test on her daughter, and the doctors confirmed through medical reports that the two year-old girl’s hymen was broken.
She told the court that the medical reports showed that the baby sustained a serious injury after her abuser had penetrated her.
The court presided over by the magistrate, Her Worship Odionyenma ruled that the suspect be granted bail and be re-arraigned on Thursday, 19 March, 2020.
The magistrate explained that the constitution gives protection to both the complainant and the accused, insisting that evidence would be properly weighed to ensure justice was served.