A 48-year-old man, Charles Ekwe has been arrested in the Ojo area of Lagos for having carnal knowledge of his wife’s 13-year-old niece that calls him “daddy”.
The suspect was arrested on Monday by the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Speaking about her ordeal on Wednesday, the victim, who has been living with her aunt and the suspect since she was nine, said Mr Ekwe slept with her on many occasions.
She further revealed that the acts occurred in the suspect’s shop and at home whenever her aunt was not around.
“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,” she said.
The suspect’s wife reportedly noticed a change in the teenager’s demeanour and probed further, during which the victim opened up about her husband’s actions.
The victim’s aunt then took her to a nearby hospital where it was confirmed that the teenager’s hymen had been broken.
The matter was then reported to the NSCDC Gender Unit which promptly arrested the suspect.