A 37 year old Chiemela Victor Ekeke has been sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling a 4 year old girl at Eze Ogbulafor Street in Umuahia, Abia State an act which happened on Friday, July 7, 2023.
He confessed to being HIV positive as a labourer and farmer from Ndioru in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state was sentenced to life imprisonment by a magistrate court presided by Magistrate, N. Lekwa, who found Ekeke guilty of child defilement.
Ekeke who was firsts discharged of the count of conspiracy due to lack of sufficient evidence however admitted to having carnal knowledge of the minor but pleaded for leniency.
He was said to have snuck into the minor’s home while the child’s mother went to buy things and took the minor to an empty room, defiled her and inflicted her with injuries on her private parts.
He was identified by a neighbor who saw him enter the house which led to his eventual arrest.
Ekeke initially denied defiling the little girl when he was being interrogated by the crowd, he claimed to have just touched the child’s genitals as he carried her on his lap when he visited the yard to pay up a #3,000 debt he owed.