A 66-year-old man is in police trouble after he raped and impregnated his brother's 13-year-old daughter.
For his inability to control his high libido, a 66-year-old man in Akwa Ibom State, Sunday Etukudoh, has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly raping and impregnating the 13-year-old daughter of his brother, identified as Ofonime Saturday Okon.
Pa Etukudoh, a grandfather who is from Nnung Ikot Abianga in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of the state, was said to have convinced his brother to allow the girl to live with him so as to help him carry out household chores for him since all his children are either married or have moved out of his house.
Little did the brother know that Pa Etukudoh had other designs for the Junior Secondary School 1 students of Southern Annang Comprehensive Secondary School in the town, and had been defiling her until it was discovered that she was already four months gone.
According to the girl, Etukudoh had first raped her by threatening to kill her with a kitchen knife and after after that, had sex with her anytime he felt like it, warning her not to disclose what he was doing to her or he would kill her.
Her pregnant state was discovered when her teacher noticed her sluggishness on resumption for the new school session and after a lot of questioning, she confessed that her uncle had been sleeping with her for months since she went to stay with him.
After he was arrested by operatives attached to the Crime Investigation Department at the state police headquarters at Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, the randy old man confessed to having sex with the minor four times before the pregnancy and exposure, and promised to take good care of her till delivery.
“I have only two children and I will be very happy if her family would allow her to give birth to this child for me, I will take good care of her, I promise.
Please don’t charge me to court, I would die there. I will give them whatever they want,” Pa Etukudoh reportedly confessed, while weeping and blaming the devil for his act.
The Akwa Ibom State coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Iji who said his commission will pursue the case to a logical conclusion, said the decision to refer the matter to the police was to obtain justice for the victim.
“Due to our regular sensitization on the need to report any form of human right violation, family of the victim reported the case to us and we decided to refer it to the police after carrying out necessary investigations, including medicals to ascertain the health condition of the girl.
We are ready to partner the police till the end to ensure that this matter is not swept under the carpet,” Iji said.