Enugu State Police Command has said it arrested three people suspected of sexually defiling a three-year-old child in the state.
State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed this said that those arrested and facing interrogation, including a teacher in the school and two others.
The arrest is said to be part of an ongoing investigation into the defilement of the girl, who is a pupil of Tenderlink School, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu.
The police spokesperson said, “Preliminary investigation showed that the child (name withheld) was found to have been sexually defiled, with physical injuries and patches of blood observed on her private part, after the school bus dropped her at home on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.
“This is in addition to the receipt of similar complaints by parents of other children in the school.
“Three suspects, comprising the victim’s female teacher, the school’s bus attendant and driver have been arrested for interrogation,” he said.
Ndukwe stated further that the Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu, commended the state government’s decision to close the school pending when the investigation would be concluded.
He gave the assurance that anyone found culpable would face the full wrath of the law.