The Abia State Police Command on Saturday said it arrested a radio presenter for allegedly sodomising a teenage boy in the Obingwa area of the state, Punch Newspaper reports.

It said it received a report on January 1, 2024, of an alleged incident of unlawful carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old boy by the suspect it identified as Chigozie.

In a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Maureen Chinaka, on Saturday, the command said, “Mr Chigozie was accused of engaging in unlawful carnal knowledge with a minor (names withheld). Discreet Investigation is ongoing and the matter will be charged to court.”

However, sources said the 37-year-old resident in the Eastern Ngwa division was not an employee of any radio station but operated as a freelance journalist in radio stations within Aba.

Our correspondent, however, gathered that Chigozie was arrested on December 31, 2023, at his residence following complaints lodged at the Eastern Ngwa Police Station by the father of the victim.

According to the victim, the suspect took him to a place around a hotel in Aba and gave him bread to eat which he refused.

He said the suspect allegedly slapped him and he fell on the bed and slept off, but woke up in the morning with pain in his anus.

It was learnt that when the teenager asked the suspect what he did to him, the man threatened to kill him if he told anyone what happened.

Chigozie is said to be currently detained at the Eastern Ngwa Police Station.

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