The Abia State Police Command announced it had detained a radio broadcaster for allegedly sodomizing a juvenile boy in the state’s Obingwa Local Government Area.
According to the police, on January 1, 2024, it received a report of a suspected occurrence of illicit carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old minor by the suspect identified as Chigozie.
In a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Maureen Chinaka, on Saturday, the command stated that “Mr. Chigozie was accused of engaging in unlawful carnal knowledge with a minor (names withheld). Discreet investigation is ongoing, and the matter will be charged to court.”
According to sources, the 37-year-old resident of the Eastern Ngwa division was not an employee of any radio station but worked as a freelance journalist at Aba radio stations.
However, it was gathered that Chigozie was arrested on December 31, 2023, at his apartment, following accusations submitted at the Eastern Ngwa Police Station by the victim’s father.
According to the victim, the suspect drove him to a location near a hotel in Aba and offered him bread to eat, which he declined. He claimed the suspect hit him, causing him to fall asleep on the bed and wake up with pain in his anus.
When the boy asked the suspect what he had done to him, the man threatened to kill him if he told anyone what had happened. Chigozie is now being held at the Eastern Ngwa Police Station.