Native doctor remanded for raping seven-year-old in Ebonyi


By Samuel Ugbor, Abakaliki

An Ebonyi State Magistrate’s Court, on Thursday, remanded a 30-year-old native Doctor, one Ikechukwu Nworie, for allegedly raping a seven-year-old pupil, one Miss Ukamaka (surname withheld).

The suspect, dfcnews learnt, went to the victim’s namesake (Ogboya, translated in Igbo) house, where she was, to buy some food items and on getting there, layed her on the ground when he noticed that no one was around and thereafter had canal knowledge of her.

According to the victim, “He put his fingers into my thing, before he put his thing into my own thing, again.”

It was further gathered that the suspect told the little girl not to disclose what transpired between them, threatening that she would die if she ever did.

But luck ran out of him when the victim’s elder sister saw her, found that blood was gushing out of her private part and immediately informed her mother, who later confronted the native Doctor. The victim’s mother eventually reported the matter to the police, after the suspect repeatedly lied that he never did such dastardly act.

Nworie committed the crime on October 10, 2020, at Eka-Awoke community, in the Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.

Findings further revealed that the suspect had been in the habit of raping minors in the state, which usually led to the victim’s death, after sometime. In 2015, sources said he equally raped a pupil, who later died of stranger illness.  He was arraigned on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, on Thursday, at the Magistrate’s Court.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sabastine Alumona, told the court that the offence was punishable under section 32 (2) of Ebonyi State Child Right and other Related Matters law 2010.

His Defense Counsel, F.M. Nwebo, applied to the court for the suspect to be granted bail. But the Prosecuting Counsel, Alumona, opposed the bail application on the ground that the victim’s sound health was not yet ascertained.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Nnenna Onuoha, stressed that the court lacked the powers to entertain the matter.

Onuoha ordered that the suspect be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while his case file should be transferred to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for necessary legal action.  She adjourned the matter till November 6, 2020, for report of compliance.

Photo shows the suspect, Ikechukwu Nworie, on Thursday, inside the court

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