NSCDC probes alleged defilement of 2 minors by official

Posted by News Express | 1 March 2020 | 812 times

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The Bayelsa Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), on Saturday, said it was investigating reports of alleged defilement of two minors in Nembe area of the state.

The NSCDC personnel deployed for surveillance duties in the creeks of Nembe, allegedly lured the underaged sisters at separate times in February to his apartment in Nembe-Bassambiri community where he allegedly defiled them.

The victims of the alleged defilement are two sisters age 10 and 12.

Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, Bayelsa Commandant of NSCDC said that the Command is taking the allegations seriously as it negates the duties of the NSCDC which include protection of minors from sexual abuse.

She said that the incident was first reported to the Nembe Police Division where the incident took place.

Abiakam-Omanu said that the Command was handling the investigation with the Police as well as its internal probe by NSCDC disciplinary committee.

She said that the Command had instituted an investigation into the reports and assured that if found culpable, the NSCDC official would be dealt with in accordance with the NSCDC’s rules and be made to face the law.

She said that the Command has zero-tolerance for indiscipline amongst its fold and would spare no effort to get to the bottom of the matter and make its findings public.

“The Corps is on top of the matter and if the information is found to be correct about the alleged crime the suspect will face sanctions and the law will take its course.

“The report is being handled appropriately with utmost professionalism and if it is true, disciplinary measures will be meted out and outcome will be seen shortly. It is part of our mandate to protect children and we cannot work against that,” Abiakam-Omanu said.

Source: News Express

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