A 43-year-old man, Ikechukwu Ekenta, has been arrested for raping his three-year-old daughter, while his wife was in the hospital to deliver their child.
Ekenta, who hails from Ikeduru- Ogwah, Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo State, defiled his daughter, Kamsiyochukwu, on April 28, 2020.
Narrating her ordeal, the little child, who is three years and 10 months old, said her father put his penis inside her private part while she was asleep, according to reports.
She said the pain woke her up from sleep.
Ekenta, while confessing to the crime at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka, claimed that he was pushed by an evil spirit.
He stated that whenever the spirit possesses him, he starts behaving abnormally.
According to him, he used his finger to defile his daughter when the urge came.
Uzoamaka, his wife, while explaining how she found out, said upon her return from the hospital, she noticed that her child was in pain when she was bathing her.
She questioned the girl, and she accused her father of abusing her.
The woman confronted her husband, who admitted to the crime, but claimed he used his finger.
However, the girl was taken to the hospital, where it was proven medically that he used his penis.
Uzoamaka stated that she complained to her husband’s parents, but they threatened to deal with her if she reports the matter.
Ndidi Mezue, Commissioner For Women And Children Affairs in the state, described the crime as an abominable act.
She revealed that the child is still in pains.
The commissioner disclosed that officials from her ministry rushed to the residence to arrest the rapist immediately they received the information from a whistle-blower.
Ndidi vowed that the man will face the full wrath of the law.