A Professor of Geophysics in Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI), Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been arrested for allegedly defiling a minor.
The police in Ebonyi State had confirmed to have arrested Felix Anyaegbulam, the professor, for alleged sexual violation of his 12-year-old house help, who hails from Ezza North Local Government Area of the State.
The professor described as habitual child violator was said to have defiled the Primary Five 5 pupil.
The state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, told journalists in Abakaliki in a WhatsApp message that the suspect is in police custody.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Garba, has ordered discreet investigation into the matter as await the medical screening/report of the victim,” she said.
Mrs Faithvin Nwancho, the state Coordinator, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), who reported the incident to the Police, decried the act of rape and called on the Police to ensure justice is done.
Nwancho also alleged that Anyaegbulam had once impregnated another teenage girl, which led to her dropping out of school.