Men of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested one of their own, a police sergeant, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old daughter of a popular pastor at Nkpor in Idemili Council Area of the state.
The young girl, who had not revealed she was defiled until now, was said to have told her parents last Saturday who was responsible for her two month-old pregnancy.
A close family source, who does not want to be quoted said the girl told her parents that the policeman had threatened her against telling anyone about the incident.
The source said the threat made her keep the secret until few days ago when she complained to her mother about some symptoms, which after thorough investigation led to her confession of being pregnant.
According to reports, the policeman initially denied the allegation and was supported by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, which made the victim’s parents to petition a human rights group and the state Commissioner of Police.
After the petition, the policeman was said to have accepted responsibility and agreed to take care of the girl till delivery.
He promised to be giving the girl’s family N20,000 monthly for the girl’s upkeep, which the father turned down, demanding N300,000 to enable him take proper care of her daughter till delivery.
In the girl’s statement to her parents, she was quoted as saying that the policeman ordered her at gunpoint to have s*x with him on her way from school, a claim the suspect denied, saying the action was carried out mutually between them and not by force.
State PPRO, Emeka Chukwuemeka confirmed that the command received such report but said investigations were ongoing with a view to ascertaining the level of culpability of the said policeman.
According to him, proper investigation in the matter was necessary, because the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Gwary, does not tolerate acts of indiscipline by his officers and men.