By Ikeugonna Eleke
A 14 year old girl (name withheld) who was kidnapped in early January this year by three men, has been discovered to have been serially violated by his captors while in captivity.
This was revealed by the Anambra State Police Command after the two boys and a girl who were said to be involved in her kidnap were last Monday apprehended by police operatives.
The Anambra State police Command’s spokesman, SP Haruna Mohammed, who stated this to journalists, said the girl was kidnapped on 8/2/2020 at about 5:30pm in Onitsha and taken to an unknown location.
Her kidnappers were however arrested by the police in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area in their hideout.
Haruna said the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) trailed and arrested them at their hideout in Ogidi.
He gave the names of the arrested suspects as Onyemechi Aniobi, aged 23 years; Elochukwu Okudo, aged 25 years and Pauline Elechi, aged 24 years.
He said, ‘the suspects had on the 12/1/2020 allegedly kidnapped a 14 year old girl in Onitsha and took her to an undisclosed location.
‘Consequently, on the 30/1/2020 the syndicate contacted the victim’s mother through SMS and demanded for ransom of ten million Naira which was later reviewed downwards after much pleading by the mother.
‘The suspects equally sent a First Bank account number, 3120904371, bearing one John Blessing, to the victim’s parent to deposit the ransom.
‘Meanwhile, the victim who was held hostage for twenty Seven days and allegedly raped several times by the suspects, was rescued by the Police and taken to the hospital for medical examination,’ Haruna added.
He said the case was under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.