Father Arrested For Defiling 12-Year-Old Daughter in Anambra
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Father Arrested For Defiling 12-Year-Old Daughter in Anambra

A man identified as Arinze Obiwenite has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old daughter.

The State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Mrs. Ify Obinabo, lead the raid on the suspect’s home in Abacha community, Idemili North Local Government Area, following a tipoff from a whistle-blower.

The 12-year-old girl revealed that her father locked her and her sibling in the room for five years and was allegedly having carnal knowledge of her while he fingers the younger ones.

The Media Assistant to the Commissioner, Miss Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, disclosed this development in a statement on Saturday.

According to her, the Commissioner first paid a courtesy visit to the Traditional Ruler of Abacha community, Igwe Nwabunwanne Odiegwu, to notify the Monarch before embarking on the mission.

“It was during the visit to the Monarch that it was revealed that the suspect had been parading himself as a Christian who gives solutions to people seeking answers without knowing that he has other motives up his sleeves.

“The Traditional Ruler explained that the community got to know of the suspect’s escapades when he accused some young boys in the community of raping the daughter. 

“The suspect was summoned to the palace on several occasions but failed to honour the royal invitation which made the youths of the community troop out en masse to his residence and on getting to his house, they discovered that he locked up his children- including the 12-year-old.

“When questioned, the daughter revealed that the father locked them up in the room for five years and that he always had carnal knowledge of her while he fingers the younger ones.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect stated that he is married to 11 wives but does not live with any of them at the moment.”

Some items discovered at the suspect’s residence included a long list of paper where he wrote down names of those he has killed and will kill, a hollow grave in his backyard where he admitted he stays to make his incantations if need be and some native medicines which he said were also diabolic. 

He was also made to break the oath binding him and his three wives during the period of their marriages.

The Commissioner vowed to ensure justice and offered the children a conducive environment for growth and proper care.

The suspect was arrested, and the matter was transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department in Awka. He was arraigned before the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Magistrate Court in Awka on Thursday, where he was remanded at the Correctional Centre Amawbia.

Meanwhile, the teenager has also been taken to a hospital for medical examination and possible treatment.

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