24th November, 2017
A man who goes by the name Akarauwa Eke has been arrested by the Imo state police command for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter.
The young girl in question is a primary three pupil at Baptist Nursery and Primary School, Ihiagwa, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state. She had been living with her father, along with her siblings, since her mother died in 2013.
The crime was discovered when the father came to pick the child from school but the refusal of the child to follow her father home raised suspicion by the people around.
Consequent investigation by teachers and villagers revealed that the man had allegedly been defiling his daughter at home.
According to Punch, a non-governmental organisation, Virgin Heart Foundation, said it was partnering Women of Divine Destiny Initiatives, an organisation owned by the wife of the governor of the state, to ensure justice for the girl.
The founder of the Virgin Hearth Foundation, Peace Dike, said the group had taken the victim to a hospital for series of medical examinations.