A community in Anambra State has suspended an octogenarian from a royal cabinet for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl at a building site.
According to the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Benneth Emeka of Umueri community, Anambra East Local Government Area, the 80-year-old Vincent Okoye had committed the alleged abomination and did not deserve to be a member of the royal cabinet.
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The traditional ruler while addressing the All Nations Arise and Manifest Initiative (ANAM), at his palace on Saturday, said the community would not condone such crime.
“The suspect has been suspended from the royal cabinet because the alleged crime is a taboo and an embarrassment to the community,” he said.
“The man in question is a member of my cabinet. He is my financial secretary. Immediately the matter was reported, we suspended him and he can never come back to the cabinet,” he added.
Anambra Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that the suspect had been arrested and charged to court.