A woman who turned her seven-year-old granddaughter into a sex slave and a man she gave the little girl to for sex have been remanded in Prison.
The Enugu state police command confirmed the arrest of the woman and the man who used the minor
and identified them as 25-year-old Miracle Sunday Akpan and 61-year-old Queendaline Udoh.
The police also disclosed that the duo were initially arrested by Neighbourhood Watch Group and re-arrested on 16/06/2021 by Operatives of the Command attached to Abakpa Police Division, with the victim rescued and handed over to Enugu State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Department.
The suspects were remanded in prison after being charged to court, June 22.
The police statement read;
*ENUGU STATE POLICE COMMAND BULLETIN OF 22ND JUNE, 2021*
*ALLEGED DEFILEMENT OF A 7-YEAR OLD: RE-ARRESTED SUSPECTS CHARGED TO CAUGHT AND REMANDED IN NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CUSTODY*
_*- As CP Aliyu entreats parents/guardians to train their children/wards with care, fear of God and uphold their fundamental human rights*_
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, *CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc*, has entreated parents/guardians to endeavour to train their children/wards with care, fear of God and uphold their fundamental human rights. He made this statement following the Command’s quick intervention, re-arresting, swift conclusion of investigation and charging to court of suspects involved in the case of defilement of a seven-year old, at Ugwuagor Abakpa-Nike, Enugu East LGA, on 13/06/2021.
- It will be recalled that one *Miracle Sunday Akpan aged 25*, a native of Akwa Ibom State, residing at Ugwuabor Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, was alleged to have on the aforementioned date, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a seven-year old victim (names withheld), with the victim’s grandmother, one *Queendaline Udoh aged 61*, a native of Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu LGA, residing in the same address; said to have been in the habit of exploiting the minor for financial gains by giving her out to men for unlawful carnal knowledge, aiding him in the act.
- Recall also that the suspects were initially arrested by Neighbourhood Watch Group, but re-arrested on 16/06/2021 by Operatives of the Command attached to Abakpa Police Division, with the victim rescued and handed over to Enugu State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Department. In addition, the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (or State CID for short) for thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspects on the order of the Commissioner of Police.
- To this end, the suspects were today, 22/06/2021, charged to for Court and remanded in Nigerian Correctional Service Custody, pending further hearing of the case, following the swift concluded investigation into the case.
*ASP DANIEL NDUKWE, Anipr*
Police Public Relations Officer
*FOR:* Commissioner of Police,
Enugu State Command