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BREAKING:COURT REMANDS PROPHET FOR DEFILING  12 YEAR OLD GIRL IN OWERRI

by OkeomaNews

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State, presided over by His Worship Obinna  Njemanze today 17/8/2023 remanded a 30 year old self acclaimed prophet, Mr. Emeka Michael for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 12 year old girl who was in his house on holidays.

The Chief Magistrate declined jurisdiction to hear the matter, but relied on Section 89 (b) of the Imo State Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2020 to entertain oral bail application by the defence counsel, J. S Nwankwo Esq.

Counsel for the State, Mrs. Nkechi Iwuoha opposed the bail application citing the nature of the offence and pointed out that the defence counsel did not state any special circumstances or compelling reason to warrant the grant of bail to the accused.

The Court in its ruling, refused the bail application, and ordered that the accused be remanded at the Correctional center Owerri and adjourned the matter to 5th October 2023 for Director of Public Prosecutions’ report.

The International Federation of Women Lawyers FIDA Nigeria, Imo State Branch was represented in the matter by the Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Phil Amaefule, the Secretary, Mrs. Chinyere Iwunna, and the Financial Secretary, Mrs. Nancy Nwabia. 

The victim, a 12 year old girl and the 6 year old brother hail from Anambra State, but were on holidays in the house of the accused at Naze in Owerri North LGA of Imo State.

The girl escaped from the accused’s house after being sexually abused, and was rescued and taken to the Police by a good Nigerian through an Owerri based radio station. 

The attention of FIDA Imo Chairperson, His Worship Joy Nwosu-Azuama was drawn to the poor girl’s plight. The Chairperson and her proactive EXCO members immediately swung into action to ensure justice for the little girl.

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