By Abimbola Ogunnaike
A 41 – year old man has been arrested by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence corps, Kogi Command for allegedly defiling and raping 16 – year old daughter.
Speaking after parading the suspect on Wednesday, 10 May, 2023, at NSCDC Command Headquarters, Lokoja, the state’s Commandant, Ahmad Gandi, said the command received a complaint lodged by an Non Governmental Organisation on Friday, 5 May, 2023.
According to Gandi, the complaint was lodged on a case of defilement, rape and incest in which the suspect is a biological father of the victim.
The commandant, who said that the abusive act was on for three years from 2020 to 2023, since when the victim was 16 years old, added that the younger sister to the victim advised her that they should either commit suicide or kill their father to free themselves from the abusive act.
Gandi said that the father had admitted committing the act, adding the the man would be charged to court after concluding the investigation.
The state NSCDC commandant commended the NGO for reporting the case to the command, while urging other victims in the society who were dying in silence to come out and report such cases.