The man who ordered the torture of 15-year-old Uzoamaka Chukwu on allegations of having sex with different men has been arrested by the police in Ebonyi.
The suspects turned out to be the Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre, Ogbonnaya Ene Odi, two police officers who took part in the dehumanizing act on the girl who is a Junior Secondary School Two (JSS2) student, on the orders of Odi.
The arrest, according to the member of the House of Representatives representing Onicha, Ohaozara and Ivo Federal Constituency, Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie, who had vowed to make sure the perpetrators of the act are brought to book, came at the instance of the State Police Commissioner, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, who dispatched a team of police officers to the community to get the culprits.
According to sources in the community, the incident took place in the sitting room of Odi in the presence of other men who had great fun recording the torture of the girl and later posted it on social media.
A police source in the state command confirmed the arrest of Odi, adding that the CP is not taking the matter with levity and has vowed to bring the culprits to book if they are found guilty after investigations.
“He (Odi) has been arrested. The Governor told the CP to make sure all those involved are arrested and brought to book. The police officers involved have also been arrested."
"The police has since commenced investigation in the matter but we are still waiting for the victim, Ukamaka, to come and identify the suspects at the command today; that is stalling the investigation a little bit.
By tomorrow we are expecting her back to the state from Abuja.”