One Uchenna Tobias has been accused by his wife of repeatedly defiling their daughters from age two.
According to the report confirmed to newsmen by the Rivers State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, the 38-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, September 9.
Naija News understands that Uchenna who is said to be a resident of Elekahia, a community in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was apprehended for allegedly defiling his three daughters in their minor age.
According to Uchenna’s wife when reporting the incident, she discovered that her five-year-old daughter had developed swollen private parts and a hospital she took her to for check-up confirmed that she had been defiled.
The mother of four disclosed to PUNCH Metro that she wants justice to be dully served in the matter, urged the police to investigate and prosecute the suspect accordingly.
Narrating how it all started, she said, “In 2012, when my first daughter was two years old in the village, I caught my husband using his finger on her and when I went to his family and reported the incident, my husband and his mother beat me up and forced me to shut up.”
“They accused me of trying to spoil the family’s name; even some women in the village came and warned me not to expose the incident that it was an abomination.
“When my second daughter turned two years old, he did the same thing to her in 2017 and when I caught him again, he beat me up and threatened to throw me down from the storey building we were residing in; it was a neighbour who rescued me.
She added, “In May this year, I went to the market and before I returned, my neighbour, who was helping my older daughter to bathe her five-year-old sister discovered that my little daughter was injured in her private parts and she asked me to investigate.
“I checked my daughter too and noticed that her private parts were swollen and when I asked who had touched her there, she refused to tell me, but after I flogged her, she screamed that it was her daddy.
“I want him to be prosecuted because my life is in danger now that he is aware that I know what he has been doing to my three daughters, and if he is released again like before then, I don’t know what he will do to my children and I.”
On his part, Omoni noted that the command has commenced thorough investigation to ascertain the truth of the matter and ensure that justice was served.
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