The Ebonyi State Police command has arrested two teenage boys, one Chidiogu Okonkwo, and Chidubem Onwe, aged 15 and 14 years for allegedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl at Nkelegu Ishieke community in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State.
The two suspects allegedly defiled the victim in her father’s house when he left her at home for his daily business in Ishieke market.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki that the suspects had confessed to the crime.
Odah said: “The only thing that can make children of these age to indulge in such an act is cultism and drugs.
“Fidelis Nwoye in the company of his daughter came to the station and reported that both suspects went to his house while he was at his shop, tore his daughter’s clothes and raped her.
“Though they are minors, they will be charged to court as soon as we are done with the doctor’s report.”
Odah disclosed that the suspects, though minors, would be remanded at the juvenile welfare home, if found guilty by the court.