A 45-year-old sex-starved man has been arrested in Niger State for raping his three-year-old stepdaughter.
Daily Trust reports that Bawa was arrested in Kundu, a village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state after his wife, Fatima lodged a complaint with the police.
According to Inspector Abdullahi Mayaki who is attached to the state Child Rights Protection Agency (CRPA), Fatima caught her husband in the act of raping her little daughter because she denied him sex.
Confirming what she told the police, Fatima told the agency that she caught her husband sexually abusing her daughter after he approached her for sex at night and she refused him.
“My husband likes sex too much, so I chased him out of the room in the night and locked the door. It was after I chased him out that I heard my daughter, who was sleeping in the parlour, crying.
I quickly ran to her only to see my husband abusing my daughter sexually. I am a breastfeeding mother and I spend the whole of my day taking care of the children, yet my husband does not allow me to rest.”
Fatima alleged that she saw blood stains and semen on her daughter’s body and informed her brother-in-law's wife about the incident who advised her to take the girl to the hospital.
The Director-General of the agency, Hajiya Mariam Kolo who confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspect, said that the victim has been taken to a hospital where she would be treated while the suspect would be charged to court in accordance with Section 18 of the Child Rights Law.