A 62-year-old man identified as Mike Okeke has been arrested for allegedly raping, defiling, and impregnating underage physically challenged students in Anambra State, Nigeria.
A statement issued by Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE) on Wednesday, November 24, alleged the suspect was in the habit of sexually molesting the students of Basden Memorial Special School for the ‘Deaf and Dumb’ located in Isulo, Orumba South LGA.
A source told the group, HURIDE that the suspect was allegedly caught red-handed defiling a 12-year-old deaf girl in an uncompleted building within the school last Friday, November 19.
A report from a reliable source to HURIDE also disclosed that Mr. Mike recently impregnated two teenage deaf and dumb students of the school. However, the overall Head of the school, Mrs. Ebere Ichoku has allegedly been sweeping the matter under the carpet. Due to this, Mr. Mike always had the temerity to unrepentantly return to such an ugly act, according to the source.
The source who pleaded anonymity, narrating what transpired, told HURIDE that on that Friday night, Mike had successfully lured the 12-year-old deaf student out of her dormitory into an uncompleted building in the school, tore her clothes and pants, and began to rape her.
The source went on to disclose that some hostel mates were searching for the missing girl everywhere in the school and finally got Mike on top of her in an uncompleted school building. Per the source’s report, the utterly bewildered students quickly and quietly alerted some teachers of the school who were already asleep.
The teachers then followed the students to the uncompleted building where they saw Mr. Mike still busy defiling the little girl as she struggled unsuccessfully to get herself off Mr. Mike. Immediately the teachers rescued her, she collapsed and almost gave up the ghost amidst heavy blood flow from her genital.
According to the source, It took serious medical efforts to stop the blood flow and resuscitate the girl. The source revealed that currently, the 12-year-old girl cannot walk because “all her body is open”.
The source said: “It is a painful thing seeing how these defenseless and handicapped students are being abused in this school by these soulless humans under the watch of Mrs. Ebere Ichoku, the school head who is already at it again trying to help Mike evade justice as usual”.
Meanwhile, the Head of the School, Mrs. Ebere Ichoku confirmed the incident but denied complicity. She told HURIDE on phone that Mr. Mike has been arrested by the Isulo Vigilante group, and that school authorities have reported the matter to the Anambra State Ministry of Education.
HURIDE contacted the President General of Isulo Town, Mr. Sam Kennedy, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect who is still in the custody of the Vigilante group.
Mr. Sam, however, complained that there’s no functional police station to hand over the suspect, stating that all police stations around Orumba South LGA of the state are not accepting or keeping suspects owing to fear of the incessant attacks by some unknown gunmen.
In light of this, HURIDE is creating a synergy with FIDA through a state focal person, Prof Ogugua Ikpeze, to take over the matter to ensure the right thing is done for the safety of the challenged children. raping raping