A serial child molester, Mr Ifeanyi Akpa, an indigene of Onicha Igbeze of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, who resides in Osubi Okpe area of Delta State, has been arrested and handed to the police by Osubi community for the severe beating of his nephew, Chigozie Ogbu, 13 years old, who is living with him.
Comrade Friday Okpako, Osubi youth president, who alerted Orerokpe police, said there were several report by neighbours of severe maltreatment and corporal punishment on the boy daily, by Mr Akpa and his wife Mrs Ngozi Akpa, who have four (4) children.
According to an eye witness, “Chigozie does all the domestic work in the house, sells pure water during the day and yet they won’t allow the poor boy to have his peace”. He added that the boy has rounded up his primary education yet they refused to enroll him for secondary school. He also said the boy is very intelligent.
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, who is also the community leader, who was on his way from Sunday service, met the situation and immediately directed that the boy should be taken to the hospital for proper treatment from the serious injuries inflicted on him.
When he was asked to stand he could not, because of the excruciating pains from his swollen back.
Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori also directed Sheriff Oborevwori Foundation Scholarship/Bursary Committee Chairman, Chief Mrs E. E. Onokpasa, to award scholarship to Chigozie to University level to enable him continue his education.
He said the Scholarship will run till the end of his university studies. He also promised to ensure the well-being of the child.
The police later whisked Mr Akpa and hise wife to the station.