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Anambra: Church Worker Rapes 14-Year-Old Girl In Church Premises, Shun Her With N200 Biscuit

The suspect confessed that he usually gave the victim N200 to buy biscuits each time he slept with her…

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A 31-year-old church worker at Saint Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church Ifite Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, James Rich, who hails from Cross Rivers State but resides in Awka, Anambra State capital has allegedly raped and impregnated a 14-year-old girl in the state.

VerseNews reports that Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, a media aide to the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare in the state, Ify Obinabo, made this ugly development known in a statement on Thursday, adding that the suspect has been arrested

The media aide disclosed that the suspect, who is married with two kids, resides within the church premises where he works as a yardman at the church, adding that as at the time of this report he(suspect) has confessed to the crime.

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During interrogations the suspect disclosed that he usually raped the girl every Sunday at the church premises, adding that he had slept with the victim about three times.

The statement added that the suspect confessed that he usually gave the victim N200 to buy biscuits each time he slept with her, adding that the suspect pleaded for forgiveness, claiming that it was the first time he committed such a crime.

The victim (name withheld) said the suspect usually raped her every Sunday morning before the church’s 6 a.m. service, and reacting to the incident, the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare frowned at the incident.

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The Commissioner who spoke through her Special Assistant, Blessing Nweke warned men to stop raping women, especially minors as the Anambra State Government does not tolerate such acts assuring that the case would be charged to court immediately to get justice for the victim.

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