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The Police Command in Ebonyi said it has begun investigations of alleged sexual exploitation of a 20-year-old woman in Abakaliki by a yet to be identified woman.

The state PPRO, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed this in an interview with NAN on Friday in Abakaliki.

Odah said that the Ebonyi Chapter of FIDA facilitated the rescue of the victim, Miss Chinasa Chukwu, and her 2-year-old son.

According to her, the victim was brought to Kpirikpiri Police Division in Abakaliki, having been allegedly exploited sexually by her aunt, a suspect who is now at large.


“Investigation is still ongoing in the division and I have confirmed that the girl was brought to the division by FIDA,” Odah said.

Its chairperson, Mrs Grace Chima, told newsmen that it would ensure that the culprit was made to face the law.

“We got a report on May 20, on a case of sexual exploitation. We were told that a young girl was kept in a rented apartment by a woman, whom the victim identified as her aunt.

“We were also informed that the woman always sent in two to three men in a day to have sex with Chukwu while she watched and get paid at the end of the act.

“So, when we heard about this, we got there immediately on May 21, to rescue the victim from bondage,” Chima said.

She added that FIDA in collaboration with the UN was committed to ensuring that rights of women and children were protected in the state.

She promised to update the media as the development unfolded.

The victim, Miss Chukwu, told the state ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development that her aunt always claimed that the money gotten from the act would be used to pay for her training.

Chukwu who is from Akaeze in Ivo Local Government Area of the state is currently pregnant and has a 2-year-old son.

“My aunt always brought two to three men each day to have sex with me in a rented apartment she got for me while she watched the act,” Chukwu said.

Meanwhile, a Hairstylist, Mrs Chizoba Okemiri, who enrolled Chukwu as an apprentice in her salon, alleged that the victim was subjected to a brutal sexual trade and exploitation by her aunt.

Okemiri, who corroborated the incident, noted that the victim’s aunt had allegedly continued to arrange both married and young men to sleep with Chukwu in her rented apartment.