The Anambra state police command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Hillary Apeh, for brutalizing his niece at his residence in Maryland Estates, 3-3 Onitsha.
Anambra state police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect confessed to inflicting injuries on his 9 year old niece, Chioma Ogbu, over repeated delay when sent on errands.
“On the 14/6/2020 at about 10:am, police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station Onitsha arrested one Hillary Apeh ‘m’ aged 40 years of Maryland Estates 3-3 Onitsha.
“Suspect brutally assaulted his niece one Chioma Ogbu ‘f’ aged 9 years of same address and inflicted several wounds on her body.
“Preliminary investigation further revealed that the suspect had on several occasions physically abused the victim who has scars all over her body.
“Victim was taken to the hospital for treatment while investigation is ongoing after which suspect would be brought to book.” Haruna said.
The victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment while investigation is ongoing after which suspect would be brought to book.