A father has been arrested for allegedly raping his three little daughters in Enugu.
A middle-aged man has been arrested by the police in Enugu State for allegedly raping his three children whose ages are five, seven and nine.
The man who was was paraded by the police alongside other criminals, was nabbed after two non-governmental agencies, Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL), and Tammer SARC, intervened in the case, was said to have been defiling his little children on a regular basis.
In a briefing on the case, WACOL and Tammer SARC also said seven boys were among 479 rape victims reported to them from April 2014 to date, with the victims ages ranging from five years to 40.
Giving a breakdown of the cases reported within the period, the Executive Director of WACOL, Dr Ngozi Ezeilo:
"Cases of rape in Enugu State has been on the increase in recent times with Enugu East topping the list with 157 cases; Enugu East, 114; Nkanu, 16; Igbo Etiti, five; Aninri, four; Igboeze South, three; Nsukka, four; Udenu, two and Uzo Uwani, two.
The rape of seven boys by homosexuals were new, and the increase in the number of cases is because many victims are now reporting their experiences due to the campaign for victims to come up with their stories."
Dr Ezeilo was however worried that only one of the cases has been successfully prosecuted even as 37 other cases were in courts, promising to do everything within her powers to bring more suspects to book.