25-year-old Chidera Nwachukwu, has reportedly fled his community after allegedly raping his 70-year-old grandmother, Imelda Nwachukwu, inside her shop at Ogwa community in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state.
Orient Weekend gathered that the victim, who was rushed to an undisclosed hospital after the incident on Monday, July 8, was still receiving medical attention while the suspect’s whereabouts remain unknown.
According to Barrister Harrison EmefienaGwamnishu, the director general of Behind Bars Rights Foundation, a human rights watchdog, the septuagenarian was in her provisions shop when her grandson, who came to brief her about his recent trip to Owerri, suddenly knocked her out and had sex with the now unconscious woman.
“She said that, suddenly,Chidera pushed her and she hit her head on a rack that she displays her wares and became unconscious for a while. When she woke up, she discovered she was unclad and had semen all over her body. She raised alarm and the villagers came to her rescue. They found her Unclad with semen all over her body.”
Emefiena said that the villagers took the victim to the hospital for medical attention, adding that the case had been reported at the Ogwa police station and that efforts were on to arrest the runaway suspect.
The activist said his group decided to wade into the matter to ensure that the fleeing suspect was brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to others.
“The act can’t be justified by anyone. Not even a lawyer can defend the man. Mama is not wearing a mini skirt or looking sexy. This is evil and we demand justice”.
As at the time of file of this report, the Imo State police command could not be reached to ascertain their official stand on the matter.