A man simply identified as Justice, who was arrested last Saturday, June 13 by Choba Divisional Police headquarters, Port Harcourt for purportedly defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbor at a popular mini Estate in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, has been moved to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Port Harcourt.
The leadership of the Civil Rights Council was notified of the case by one Comrade Nnenna when the members suspect’s Family were making frantic efforts to settle with the victim’s family.
It was gathered that the mother of the nine-year-old girl was washing her pants when she noticed bloodstains on it. The mother called the victim and grilled her to know what brought about the bloodstain since she is not up to the puberty age to start mensuration.
Upon interrogation, the girl disclosed to her parents that it was Mr. Justice, their male neighbor in the compound who forced her and slept with her on two occasions and threatened to kill her if she tells anybody.
Following a discreet investigation, the suspect who has fled from the compound after having carnal knowledge of the girl was arrested in his hideout.
A medical examination conducted on the victim showed that she was penetrated and there are bruises in and around her private part.
The leadership of the Civil Rights Council in Rivers State had called the Uncle of the girl on Monday and urged him not to compromise that if he does he will be charged for a felony.
Civil Rights Council also reached out to the Area Commander in charge of Choba Area Command, who said he had urged the DPO to transfer the matter to SCID.
Civil Rights Council had earlier informed the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the State, DSP Nnamdi Omoni of the incident that same Monday.
A representative of the International Federation Of Women Lawyers (FIDA) also visited Choba Divisional Police headquarters on Tuesday before the case was transferred to State CID.
The position of Civil Rights Council, Rivers State, is that the full weight of the law should be applied in circumstances.