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Brothers arrested for raping their 13-year-old cousin

Uchechukwu Asuzu, 20, and Bright Ugochukwu, 20, who happens to be brothers have been arrested by men of the Imo state police command, for allegedly defiling their own cousin, Ugochukwu Chigozirim Ehirim, 13, in Ezemanah Ezeamoruo Nkwerre, a community in the state on July 11.

Spokesperson of the state police command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the victim was raped by her cousins after her grandfather angrily sent her out of their home.

”The victim who stays with her grandfather, was sent on an errand by her grandfather. Unfortunately, she returned home late, as a result, the grandfather sent her out of the house. All efforts to gain entrance into the house proved abortive as her grandfather insisted that she will sleep outside, as a result she was stranded. Uchechukwu Asuzu and Bright Asuzu who are cousins to the victim, lured her to their house under the pretext of accommodating her for the night but rather had canal knowledge of her in turns.” Ikeokwu said in his statement

The spokesperson said the brothers would be charged to court soon.

-Linda Ikeji

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