Thomas Igbo, a 48 year old man has been nabbed by the Anambra State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for reportedly defiling his 3 daughters in Anambra State.
Reports have it that Thomas who is married to a wife and have four kids living in Enugu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State has been held accountable for having carnal knowledge with his three daughters aged 8 years, 4 years and 18 months.
The defendant allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting his eldest daughter but denied assaulting the other two, despite the fact that his 4-year-old daughter apparently verified the molestation to Child Protection Network, the human rights organization that assisted in the arrest.
Meanwhile, medical report from the Ntasi Centre, General Hospital Enugwu-Ukwu, also indicated that the three female children were abused on many occasions.
Thomas Igbo said he only had one encounter with his eight-year-old daughter and blamed it on drinking. Mr David Billie, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, stated that the investigation is underway and that the suspect will be prosecuted in court as soon as the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) stops its strike and the court resumes normal operations.
Mrs Okwuchukwu Chukwuenyem, Spokesperson for Child Protection Network, described how the abuse was uncovered, saying the situation was brought to their attention when a neighbor reported the man’s conduct.
She explained that the suspect was consistently having carnal knowledge with the children individually between 9pm and 10:30pm however he was reportedly asking the kids in Pidgin English, “e sweet” which raised her suspicion.