A 19 year old teenager Obumuneme Kekere, has been remanded by , Ebonyi State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Abakaliki, for allegedly defiling one 16 year old Uchechi Nome, in Ebonyi State.
Investigation revealed that the crime was committed t Okeoffia Amajim Ameka Community, in the Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, on February 28, 2020.
The accused barged into a dilapidated bathroom where the Uchechi was having her bath and raped her
It was gathered that the victim made attempt to shout to draw attentions of neigbors btut Obumuneme threatenad to kill her if she did.
He was arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, on Wednesday.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Mathias Eze, told the court that the offence was punishable under section 34 (2) Ebonyi Child Right Law and Related Matters, 2010.
The charge read, “That you Obumuneme Chukwu Kekere ‘m’ on the 28th day of February 2020, at Okeoffia Amajim Ameka, in Ezza South Local Government Area, in Abakaliki Magistrate’s District, did had unlawful sexual intercourse with one Uchenna Nome ‘f’ aged 16 years, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 34 (2) Ebonyi State Child Right Law and Related Matters, 2010.”
The accused person was not represented in court by a Defense Counsel.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Nnenna Onuoha, directed that the suspect be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while his case file should be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, for necessary legal advice.
She, therefore, adjourned the matter till March 25, 2020, for a report of compliance.