Rape

Man arrested for defiling his underaged daughters

A 48-year old man has been arrested and paraded for allegedly defiling his 3 daughters in Anambra state.

Mr. Thomas Igbo hails from Ikolo, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State but lives in Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka LGA of Anambra State with his wife and four children.

He was paraded by the Anambra State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for alleged child defilement, accused of defiling his three daughters aged 8 years, 4 years, and 18 months.

The suspect allegedly confessed to sexually abusing his eldest daughter but denied molesting the remaining two. However, his 4-year-old daughter allegedly confirmed the molestation to Child Protection Network, the human rights group that facilitated the arrest.

A medical report from the Ntasi Centre, General Hospital Enugwu-Ukwu however confirmed that the three children have been molested multiple times.

The suspect insisted he only had intercourse once with his eight-year-old daughter and blamed his action on alcohol.

The State Commandant, NSCDC, Mr. David Billie said the investigation is ongoing and that the suspect will be charged to Court immediately the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) ends its strike and the court resumes full activities.

Narrating how the abuse was discovered, Mrs Okwuchukwu Chukwuenyem, the Spokesperson for Child Protection Network, said the case was brought to their notice after a neighbor noticed the behavior of the man.

According to her, the man was in the habit of taking the children separately on daily basis, mostly between 9 and 10:30 pm but what made the neighbor suspicious was when he was allegedly heard asking the children in Pidgin English, “e sweet”? to the hearing of the neighbour.

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