Wife of the Abia State givernor, Nkechi Ikpeazu today visited an 11 year old girl Blessing (real name withheld) a native of Okaiuga Nkwoegwu in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State, who was sexually molested by two men recently. The victim and her friend were molested by two men who lured them into a building in the community.
The family of the girl had cried out for justice after the state police allegedly failed to arrest their molesters. The wife of the governor during her visit to the family of the molested girl, said the state governor Okezie Ikpeazu had ordered a thorough investigation into the matter and also directed a manhunt of the two suspected culprits and their collaborators.
The victim has been taken to the state-owned Specialist Hospital where she is currently receiving treatment for her injuries at the expense of government. Mrs Ikpeazu during her visit, announced that the Governor had directed the construction of a new home for the family of the abused girl while she had been granted a full scholarship up to University level.
Speaking to newsmen, Mrs Ikpeazu said
“We are doing our best to help her overcome this traumatic period quickly. We will rehabilitate her and give her a renewed sense of life. A new house is to be built for her family while we are also setting up a new business for her mother who is just a petty trader to help her sustain the family. Her father is out of work. You can see the place they live. It is sad. It is painful that people, adults who should care for and protect young ones now become predators and prey on such little children. We will not tolerate that. The security agencies will fish out the culprits and bring them to book.”