Man defiles his 10-year-old daughter, arrested by the Police

The Nigerian police in Imo State have arrested a man, identified as Akarauwa Eke, for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter.

It was gathered that the victim, who is a primary three pupil at Baptist Nursery and Primary School, Ihiagwa, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state, had been living with her father, along with her siblings, since her mother died in 2013.

Nobody suspected anything until the victim refused to follow her father, who had come to her school to pick her and that sparked curiosity on the people around.

A non-governmental organisation, Virgin Heart Foundation, said it was partnering Women of Divine Destiny Initiatives, an organisation owned by the wife of the governor of the state, to ensure justice for the girl.

The founder of the Virgin Hearth Foundation, Peace Dike, said the group had taken the victim to a hospital for a series of medical examinations.

Dike said, “The suspect is in police custody. We are partnering Women Of Divine Destiny Initiatives to ensure that justice is served.

“We are also writing to the Imo State chapter of the Federated International of Female Lawyers to get legal aid for the girl because she has been abused by someone who ought to have protected her.”

When Punch correspondent asked the girl what led to her being abused by her father, she merely replied, “My father is doing me bad bad things.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Andrew Enwerem, said the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, had ordered that the matter be charged to court immediately after investigation.

“Under the leadership of CP Ezike, such a weighty allegation will not be swept under the carpet,” the state police spokesperson said.

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