Thirteen-year-old girl on Wednesday revealed that his aunt’s husband, who she calls ‘daddy,’ would play adult videos for her to watch before sleeping with her.
The little girl (names withheld) said the suspect had been abusing her sexually in his shop and at their apartment at Surulere Street, Ojo, Lagos, with a threat to kill her if she told anyone.
The revelation followed the arrest of the 48-year-old suspect, Mr. Charles Ekwe, whom the victim referred to as “daddy,” by the gender-based unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos State Command, on Monday.
The victim has been living with her aunt when she was nine years old, after her father’s demise. She alleged that the suspect forcefully penetrated her whenever her aunt was out of sight. “Each time daddy wanted to do it he would show me blue film (pornography) in his phone. “He did it many times.
I cannot count the number of times he did it. I was scared to report to my aunty because daddy threatened to chase me out of the house and kill me if I did.” The secret act came to the public when her aunt, Mrs blessing Ekwe, noticed that all was not well with the teenager and inquired, the teenager disclosed how she had been subjected to sexual abuse.
Mrs Ekwe was said to have taken the teenager to a hospital where a medical examination conducted on her confirmed her hymen broken.
When interrogated by NSCDC operatives, the suspect said he only fondled the girl’s genital, and also admitted subjecting her to watching pornography on his phone. While addressing journalists, the NSCDC Lagos State Commandant, Mr. Ayeni Paul, said “the sexual abuse suspect will face the full wrath of the law and will be handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution.
“This is a heinous crime and all perpetrators of such, when caught, will be made to pay dearly. Reiterating the corps readiness to combat crime in the state, the commandant said the corps would not rest on its oars in ensuring a crime-free Lagos.
He also said the “the gender-based unit of the corps saddled with the responsibility of handling rape, domestic violence, sexual assault and defilement, as well as child abuse cases, has well-trained officers to handle such cases.” He, therefore, enjoined members of the public to report such cases to the command, for prosecution.
source: Nigerian Pilot