31-year old James Rich apprehended for impregnating 14-year old in Awka, gives her N200 for biscuits after sex
BY SUNNY A. DAVID
A 31 years old man, who gave his name as James Rich, and a church worker has been arrested for impregnating a 14 years old girl.
The man, who described himself as a yardman works in St Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, Ifite Awka, where he also resides with his family.
The man was said to have been arrested by officials of Anambra State Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in collaboration with Police operatives.
According to a press release and video sent out by the media aide of the Commissioner for Women’s Affairs, Hon Ify Obinabo, Miss Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, Rich lured the 14 years old girl to the church toilet, shortly before commencement of church service, and had canal knowledge of her, after which he gave her N200 to buy her self something.
The release by Ikeanyionwu stated that: “James Rich from Cross Rivers State, but resident in Awka, Anambra State is a yardman at the St Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, Ifite Awka.
“The suspect accepted to have defiled the 14 year old and impregnated her in the process. He explained that he usually does so every Sunday morning at the church premises, and that he has had carnal knowledge of her for about three times after which he gives her the sum of N200 to buy biscuit.”
She state that the suspect disclosed that he was married with two children and expecting the third, and that he lives in the church premises where he carries out his daily activities taking care of the church compound.
“He pleaded for pardon stating that this is his first time of committing the crime and that it was temptation that made him do so.”
On her part, the 14 year old victim stated that she always comes for the 6:30am service, but she arrives very early, and on each occasion, the suspect
usually takes her to the church toilet for sex, before service commences.
She denied that she had ever been forced by Rich for sex.
Reacting to the incident, Hon. Obinabo who spoke through her Special Assistant Mrs Blessing Nweke disclosed that the case will be charged to court immediately in order to get justice for the girl.