Man arrested for defiling his daughters

Jul 30, 2021 | News, Trending

A court sitting in Awka, Anambra State has remanded a 48-year-old father, Igbo Thomas, for allegedly defiling his three daughters aged 8 years, 4 years and 18 months.

On Wednesday, July 28, the suspect was arraigned in the High Court and ordered to be remanded to the Awka Correctional Centre by the judge.

Thomas, who is from Enugu State, is accused of committing the crime in Enuoji village, Enugwu Ukwu, Anambra State’s Njikoka Local Government Area.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Edwin Okadigbo, a spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra Command, said the suspect was apprehended for the crime on May 24, 2021 in Okolo Ani village in the Igbo Etiti LGA of Enugu State.

The suspect, who allegedly admitted to the crime, claimed he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the crime.

“It will be recalled that on May 24, 2021, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State, arrested one Mr Igbo Thomas of Okolo Ani village, Igbo Etiti LGA, Enugu State, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his three daughters,” Okadigbo said.

“Upon the conclusion of thorough investigation, the suspect was arraigned at the state High Court, Awka, and remanded at the Awka Custodial Centre by the judge.”

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