20 year old Uchechukwu Asuzu, and his brother Bright Ugochukwu, 20, have been arrested by men of the Imo state police command, for allegedly defiling their cousin, Ugochukwu Chigozirim Ehirim, 13, in Ezemanah Ezeamoruo Nkwerre, a community in the state on July 11.
According to reports by the Spokesperson of the state police command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, he said the victim was raped by her cousins after her grandfather who she stays with refused her entrance into the house after she returned late from an errand.
”The victim who stays with her grandfather, was sent on an errand by her grandfather. Unfortunately, she returned home late, as a result, the grandfather sent her out of the house. All efforts to gain entrance into the house proved abortive as her grandfather insisted that she will sleep outside, as a result she was stranded. Uchechukwu Asuzu and Bright Asuzu who are cousins to the victim, lured her to their house under the pretext of accommodating her for the night but rather had canal knowledge of her in turns.” Ikeokwu said in his statement