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An Anambra State High Court has remanded a 48-year-old man identified as Igbo Thomas at the Awka Correctional Centre, Anambra State over allegations of defiling his three daughters.
The Eastern Updates gathered that Thomas who hails from Enugu State was said to have committed the offence at Enuoji village in Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps had arrested him on May 24, 2021, at the Okolo Ani village, Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State for the offence.
The suspect who reportedly confessed to the crime blamed his action on the influence of alcohol.
A statement by the NSCDC state Public Relations Officer, Edwin Okadigbo stated the NSCDC Commandant, Vincent Ogu, had ordered for discrete investigation into the matter before the suspect was charged.
Okadigbo said, ‘The suspect was arraigned at the High Court, Awka on Wednesday and was ordered to be remanded at the Correctional Centre by the Judge.
‘It will be recalled that on 24/5/2021 Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Anambra State Command arrested one Mr Igbo Thomas of Okolo Ani village Igbo Etiti LGA Enugu State for allegedly having canal knowledge of his three daughters.
‘Upon conclusion of thorough investigation, the suspect was arraigned at the State High Court Awka and has been remanded at Awka Correctional Centre by the Judge.’
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