By Augustine Ehikioya
To ensure appropriate investigations, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Wale Abass has directed the case of alleged defilement of a 4yr old child (Name withheld) by one Innocent Ezeukwu, the proprietor of the Great Leader International School, be transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) for further meticulously executed investigation.
He directed immediate withdrawnal of the case from the court, where it was earlier taken.
This was disclosed by a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer,
Delta State Command, DSP. Edafe Bright. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “The Command is aware of a viral publication posted on various social media handles on the alleged defilement of a 4yr old child (Name withheld) by one Innocent Ezeukwu ‘m’ aged 46yrs, the proprietor of the Great Leader International School where the child is schooling.
“For clarity and for members of the public not to be misinformed, the Command wishes to state as follows;
“On 5th October, 2023 at about 1700hrs, one Mrs. Joy Chukwudi reported that while she was bathing her 4-year-old daughter, she discovered a blood stain in the private part of her daughter. Upon questioning, her daughter kept stating that “HER UNCLE USED SCHOOL SCISSORS TO CUT HER ON HER PRIVATE PART”.
“Upon receipt of this complaint, the Area Commander, Agbor, detailed a team of investigators to proceed to the scene of the alleged crime.
“The suspect Innocent Ezeukwu who doubles as the owner of the school and also the only male teacher in the school was arrested and taken into custody.”
Preliminary investigation, the statement said, led to the issuance of a medical report, and the initiation of an identification parade exercise where the suspect, Innocent Ezeukwu when placed amongst random men, was identified by the victim as the person who allegedly defiled her.
It added that the medical report affirmed that there was “no hymen visualized” in the victim’s private part.
The statement went on “Though the Area Command, Agbor had concluded their investigation and charged the case to court, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Wale Abass directed the case be withdrawn from the court and immediately transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) for further meticulously executed investigation.”
The CP, it said, assured members of the public and the victim’s family that justice will be served; he further appealed to the public to remain calm while the investigation is ongoing.