Bus conductor arrested for defiling four-year-old daughter as wife was giving birth in hospital
A man was on Wednesday, June 24, arrested by policemen and officials of the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Children Affairs following the report that he slept with his four-year-old daughter as the wife was in hospital giving birth.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The 43-year-old bus conductor, Ikechukwu Ekenta, who is from Imo State, according to a statement by the ministry on its Facebook wall, was said to have slept with his daughter at their residence in Onitsha, Anambra State.
According to the state Commissioner of Women and Children Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mezue, who spoke about the incident, the ministry received the report through some residents in the area and immediately sent a team of policemen and officials of the ministry to arrest the man.
It was gathered that the man's wife just gave birth in the hospital when the man, who was alone with the girl while the mother was away, decided to have carnal knowledge of her.
According to the commissioner, the defilement occurred when the mother of the girl was in the hospital were she was delivered of a baby girl.
"On getting home, the mother discovered that her daughter was feeling pains in her private parts and after asking her what happened, the girl told her that it was her father that fingered her and also had carnal knowledge of her," she said.
The statement added that medical examination on the child confirmed that there was penetration and injury on the girl's private parts.
While investigation into the incident was going on, the statement said the woman and her daughter have been taken away from the house and are being cared for by the ministry.