The Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a man, Dennis Kiyeve, for allegedly having sex with his 15-year-old niece and impregnating her.
Kiyeve, 52, who was said to have deflowered the girl, conspired to kill her in order to cover his track.
The wrongful act reportedly began in 2013 when the girl moved from Benue State to live with her uncle at Ilupeju village in the Gbonyin Ekiti Local Government Area, following her mother’s death.
It was alleged that by 2016, when she turned 12, Kiyeve had started having canal knowledge of her.
The girl, who is now 15-years-old, said she could not refuse the sexual advances of her uncle, who feeds and shelters her, adding that “any attempt to refuse may result in hunger, punishment and deprivation of school fees.”
The minor, who reportedly aborted her first pregnancy in 2016, and is pregnant for her uncle again, said, “medical examination had shown that fibroid tumour is growing along with the baby and is capable of hindering the development of the foetus.”
Consequently, she has appealed to non-governmental organisations and residents of Ekiti State to come to her rescue.
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Admitting to his crime, Kiyeve said the act had become normal for the two of them.
“When the act resulted in pregnancy in 2016, it was kept secret with the help of a quack midwife, who assisted us to terminate the pregnancy. The responsibility for the pregnancy was between me and one Kunle, who happened to be her schoolmate in the village,” he said,
The village head, Chief Adebisi Olaoye, who promised to support the NSCDC in its investigation to unravel the mystery, said the villagers arrested the suspect while attempting to kill the girl.
Olaoye added that the suspect is currently under the close watch of the villagers.
The state NSCDC Commandant, Solomon Iyamu, said in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, that the suspect would be charged to court “to serve as a deterrent to other useless uncles, who are in the act of molesting their family members, and other adults, who molest minors.”