The Delta state police command has revealed why a Nollywood costumier who was accused of raping a 10-year-old girl was released on bail.


The costumier — simply identified as Prince Onyenwere — was allegedly caught abusing the girl on a movie set in January.

He was thereafter handed over to the police after he was beaten for committing the alleged act.

Onyenwere was subsequently released by the police, sparking a wave of criticism on social media.


In a statement via his Instagram page, Bright Edafe, the public relations officer of the Delta state police command, said the “mother of the victim compounded the entire case”.

The police spokesperson said the mother told the law enforcement agency that she and her family had forgiven the accused person.

Edafe said Onyenwere was released on “temporary bail” since the family refused to show up.


“I want members of the public to read how the mother of the victim compounded the entire case stating that she and her family has forgiven the suspect,” he wrote.

“She refused to show up with the victim. Attached are screenshots of text messages, and an affidavit.

“On the premise of that, charging the suspect was granted a temporary bail with the hope that the family will do the right thing.”


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