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Police Arrest ‘Evangelist’ For Attempting To Rape 12-Year-Old Girl In Anambra

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One Boniface Onyekwere has been apprehended by the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force after an alleged attempt to s3xually assault an underaged girl.

The suspect who is alleged to be an evangelist was arrested at No 6 Melock Street, Ifite Awka, Anambra State.

Reports had it that the 12-year-old girl escaped the violation by jumping off from a storey building.

The incident reportedly happened in Awka on Thursday last week.

Onyekwere was alleged to have hired the girl for less than a week to assist him with housework while his family was stationed in Abuja.
According to reports, the girl involved is currently receiving treatment in a hospital after suffering fractures to her legs after jumping from the building.

The state police spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, issued a statement telling reporters that the suspect had been moved to the State CID on the commissioner of police’s orders.

“Yes, the suspect is in our hands,” Ikenga said. “His name is Boniface Onyekwere, 56, of No 6, Melock Street, Ifite Awka, an evangelist.”

“On the direction of the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, the matter has also been moved to State CID.” Please note that the investigation is still underway.”

Meanwhile, Pastor Solomon Diya of the Living Faith Church in Okuokoko, Delta State’s Uvwie Local Government Area, is on the run after allegedly attempting to murder his 17-year-old house assistant.

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