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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 29 November 2022


Man arrested for allegedly defiling his 9-year-old daughter

The suspect in police custody The suspect in police custody

A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 9-year-old daughter in Akama village, Igbo-ukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The suspect who is identified as Kenneth Nwangwu was arrested by the police following a tip-off.

Nwangwu who is in the custody of the Criminal and Investigation Department (CID) in Awka denied the allegations while insisting it is the doing of detractors.

"It is my enemies at work because they are envious of me. I only feed my daughter and nothing more,” he said.

A medical examination is being carried out on the victim to ascertain the facts of the matter.

During an investigation into his life, it was discovered that the suspect has been unemployed and was left to carter for the minor after his ex-wife left him years ago.

Reacting to the news, the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon Ify Obinabo, pledged her preparedness to see the case through and get justice for the minor.

She decried the high rate of defilement cases in the state, encouraging everyone to, “always say something when you see something."

Obinabo assured that cases already transferred to the State High Court would receive speedy justice delivery as the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence High Court would soon commence sitting.