A businessman has been arrested in Abuja for allegedly raping his wife's niece repeatedly.
Daily Trust gathered that Theophillus had had carnal knowledge of the girl many times, always threatening to kill her if she dared divulged her ordeal to anyone.
It was learnt that the victim lived with her parents in Enugu State and had only gone to live with Theophiuls and his family on his request some months ago. While the girl was with them, Theophilus allegedly accused her of being spiritually possessed, an allegation the wife was not opposed to.
According to a neighbour, the teenager was later ejected from the house by her aunt, alleging that her continuous presence constituted a threat to her marriage.
“The girl was forced to leave the house and had to put up with a friend within the same area,” the neighbour said.
It was the aunt who went to the Kubwa Police Station few days after, to lay a complaint that her niece was missing and when the friend the girl was staying with got wind of the report, she advised the girl to go to the police and turn herself in.
It was when the girl got to the station that she narrated how her uncle had been raping her repeatedly and it was on the strength of her confession that Theophilus was arrested.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Kubwa, Chief Superintendent Nuruddeen Sabo, confirmed the arrest and said the suspect has confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court for sexual assault.