A 13-year-old girl, identified Ugochukwu Chigozirim Ehirim, has been raped by two brothers identified as Uchechukwu Asuzu, 20, and Bright Asuzu, 20.

The two brothers who allegedly defiled their cousin, Ugochukwu  in Ezemanah Ezeamoruo Nkwerre, Imo State, have been arrested.

Spokesperson of the state police command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, said Chigozirim was raped after her grandfather angrily sent her out of their home.

According to him: “Chigozirim who stays with her grandfather, was sent on an errand by her grandfather. Unfortunately, she returned home late, as a result, the grandfather sent her out of the house.

All efforts to gain entrance into the house proved abortive as her grandfather insisted that she will sleep outside, as a result she was stranded.

Uchechukwu and Bright who are cousins to the victim, lured her to their house under the pretext of accommodating her for the night but rather had canal knowledge of her in turns.”