By Chidinma Ikeanyionwu
The Anambra State Women and Social Welfare Commissioner Honourable Ify Obinabo through the help of the Anambra State Police command has apprehended a 31 year old James Rich for impregnating a 14 year old girl in Awka.
James Rich from Cross Rivers state but resident in Awka, Anambra State is a yardman at the St Michaels and All Angels Anglican church ifite Awka. Interviewing the suspect, he accepted to have defiled the 14 year old and impregnated her in the process.
He explained that he usually does so every Sunday morning at the church premises and that he has had carnal knowledge of her for about three times after which he gives her the sum of two hundred naira to buy biscuit.
The suspect though married with two children and expecting the third, lives in the church premises where he carries out his daily activity pleaded for pardon stating that this is his first time of committing the crime and that it was temptation that made him do so. On her part, the 14 year old victim who has developmental challenge added that the suspect usually defiles early every Sunday morning before 6:30am service starts.
Reacting to the incident, the honourable commissioner for women and social welfare, honourable Ify Obinabo who spoke through her Special Assistant Mrs Blessing Nweke disclosed that the case will be charged to court immediately in order to get justice for the girl.
Honourable Obinabo therefore warned adults to stop defiling young girls especially minors to avoid spending the rest of their lives in prison custody as the state does not tolerate such.