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Police arrest Alex-Ekwueme varsity lecturer for defiling minor in Ebonyi

On Sunday, the police in Ebonyi State said that Felix Anyaegbulam, a University Professor, had been detained for allegedly defiling a child.

Anyaegbulam is a geophysics professor at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi’s Ikwo Local Government Area.

Anyaegbulam was accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old domestic assistant, who is from the state’s Ezza North Local Government Area.

DSP Loveth Odah, the State Police spokesperson, told journalists in Abakaliki in a WhatsApp message that the suspect was in police custody, NAN reports.

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She said, “The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Garba, has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter as we await the medical screening/report of the victim.”

Mrs Faithvin Nwancho, the state Coordinator, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), who reported the incident to the Police, decried the act of rape.

Nwancho called on the Police to ensure justice on the matter, noting that Anyaegbulam had once impregnated another teenage girl, which led to her dropping out of school.

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