Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested a middle aged man, Chinedu Nwoja, for allegedly defiling seven female children at Onueke in Ezza South local government area of the state.
The state police spokesman, Mr. George Okafor, stated this in Abakaliki Thursday.
The Command took up the matter following a petition by the Family Law Centre, Abakaliki.
Narrating their ordeal, some of the victims aged between six and 10 alleged that the man who was a father of three had on several occasions lured them to his vehicle and other isolated places where he repeatedly carried out the act.
Some of the parents of the children, Mrs. Elizabeth Nweke and Mr. Monday Obaji said they became aware of the development when their children started complaining of pains in their private parts, pointing out that the accused admitted to the offence when confronted by the community members.
The Chairman of Family Law Centre, Mrs. Elizabeth Nwali, explained that the Centre petitioned the State Criminal Investigation Department following complaints that the accused who was handed over to police at Onueke was discharged same day without proper questioning.
But the police spokesman said the matter was under investigation, but claimed that the affected families were yet to bring the victims for medical test