Corps member on the run after allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl in Bayelsa
Corps member on the run after allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl in Bayelsa A 31-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member identified as Jonathan Ogbe, has allegedly absconded after he allegedly defiled a 12-year-girl in Bayelsa state. The corps member attached to the Asamabiri Community Primary School in Asamabiri, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, allegedly defiled the pupil in September 2021.
According to reports, Ogbe, an indigene of Kogi State with NYSC call up number NYSC/ABU/2020/113131, has since refused to pick up his discharge certificate to avoid being arrested and handed over to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution. His numbers and that of his next of kin have been unreachable making it near impossible to trace him.
The father of the victim who reported the case said his wife had noticed an unusual discharge from the pant of the minor while she was doing her laundry. When the girl was questioned, she said ”uncle will beat her” and was thereafter taken to the hospital for medical examination where it was confirmed that she has indeed been defiled.
It was also gathered that when the corps member was confronted, he admitted being responsible, pleaded for forgiveness, and offered to offset the N50,000 hospital bill.
Civil and human rights groups have since taken up the case and are calling on the arrest of the culprit.