Father of three defiles 3-year-old daughter in Anambra
A 42-year-old Ikechukwu Ekenta has alleged defiled his three years and ten months old daughter in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
The incident occurred on 28th of April 2020 same day Ekenta’s wife delivered another child. The victim who narrated her ordeal said her daddy put his ‘komkom’ (Penis) inside her private part while she was asleep, only to be woken by a sharp pain.
Speaking with newsmen at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center in Awka, the suspect Ekenta said that he was pushed by an evil spirit to rape his child noting that whenever the spirit comes, he will start behaving abnormally. He added that on the said day he used his finger to defile the girl when the urge came.
Wife of the suspect, Mrs Uzoamaka Ekenta while explaining her encountered upon her return from hospital said she noticed sharp pain from her child while bathing her and on enquiry, discovered that her husband had defile her daughter.
Mrs Ekenta said she hurriedly asked her husband what transpired and he admitted committing the crime and took the girl to hospital where it was noticed that he used his penis instead of his hands as he claimed. She stated that she complained to the parents of her husband but they threatened to deal with her if she dares tell anyone, until the whistle blower came to her aid last Saturday.
Speaking the Commissioner For Women And Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue described as disheartening the development noting that it is an abominable act, condemnable in all ramifications. She however lamented that the child is still in pains.
Lady Ndidi said that on receiving the information from the whistle blower, they rushed to the residence of the rapist at 33 area near Onitsha and apprehended him together with the help of the men of Department of State Services, noting he will face the full weight of the law.