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15-year old boy defiles 4-year old girl

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IN Ebony, a four year old girl, Jennifer (surname withheld) from Ndioke Ishieke, Ebonyi has reportedly been raped by 15 year old boy, named Ernest (surname withheld) in Ebonyi State.

This has prompted the Head of Department of Women Affairs and Social Development Ministry, Godwin Igwe, to raise an alarm on growing incidence of rape and sexual abuses of minors in the state.

Speaking with Journalists in Abakaliki, Mr. Igwe narrated that the minor was brought to his office by the girl’s father, along with a consultant physician from the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, who confirmed the rape upon some medical examinations.

He then called on parents to be wary of people they entrust the care of their children. Igwe, who noted that his ministry, under his department, is currently handling many cases of such abuses. She vowed to ensure that the perpetrators are adequately punished in accordance with the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) of the state, which does not respect age in its prescription of punishment for such offenders.”

Igwe described the act of rape, especially of minors as a criminal offence and an abomination. His words: “This is a case of a minor of the first order; a child of about four years.”

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