The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly released Chiamaka Okoro and Chidima Oba, 25 and 15 years respectively, allegedly impregnated in custody by the operatives of the Service in Imo State.
SaharaReporters reliably gathered that they were released alongside four other young girls that were allegedly raided from their community, Umutanze in Imo State by the operatives of the Service.
A community leader in Umutanze community and one of the relations of the girls confirmed their release to SaharaReporters on Friday.
The six girls were said to have been raided by operatives of DSS while in a moonlight play at their community on the alleged order of Governor Hope Uzodinma-led state government.
They were said to have taken to the DSS Owerri office where they were constantly molested sexually inside the DSS cell.
When their parents through the help of Civil Society Organisations raised an alarm and they were traced to DSS detention facility in Owerri, two of them had been impregnated.
A family member of the impregnated girls, who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity, said that after the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Amnesty International (AI) raised the alarm, “The girls were taken to hospital for pregnancy test and that of Chiamaka Okoro 25yrs and Chidima Oba 15yrs returned positive.”
Although their family was yet to conclude on actions to take to remedy, he said “definitely my family will seek for redress.”
“We are great to human rights organization such as Amnesty International, Intersociety and media.”