A Popular Abia-based on-air personality, Mr Chigozie Anumudu, popularly known as MC Manosky has been arrested by officers of the state police command for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old boy.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Maureen Chinaka, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued to journalists in Umuahia over the weekend.
MC Manosky who is not a staff of any media organisation was said to operate as a freelance Journalist in Radio Stations within Aba.
He was arrested Sunday afternoon, December 31, 2023, at his residence following complaints lodged at the Estern Ngwa Police station by the father of the victim whose name is withheld.
The PPRO quoted the survivor (name withheld) thus: “Mc Manosky took me to a place around Addrexx Hotel in Aba and gave me bread to eat.
“I refused, then Manosky slapped me, I fell on the bed and he climbed on me.
“I automatically slept off and when I woke up this morning, my anus was paining me badly.
“I asked Manosky what he did to me and he threatened me that if I tell anyone, he will kill me.”
As of the time of filing this report, Mc Manosky is currently being detained at the Ngwa Police Station.
In a separate development, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), on Sunday confirmed that about eight persons died while 38 others were rescued in a boat mishap that occurred in Anambra State.
Although the Anambra State Police Command said five persons died while 30 were rescued, the NIWA General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Alhaji Jibril Darda’u, in a statement issued in Lokoja on Sunday confirmed eight dead.
Darda’u said the “sad and unfortunate” incident happened at Umumu Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area, ”between Thursday and Friday”.
“The authority sincerely commiserates with the families and friends of the deceased and prays to God to grant rest to their souls,” he said.
According to him, preliminary reports indicated that the “wooden engine boat rammed into a snag on the water channel and capsized with 50 passengers on board.
“From the records, eight persons were confirmed dead at the scene, while 38 others were rescued immediately.
“The sad incident involved a passenger boat travelling from Idah in Kogi to Onitsha in Anambra,” he added.