The children confirmed that they were constantly abused by their father
A middle aged man, identified as Uchenna Nwobi has been arrested for alleged abuse of his two daughters in Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect, was reportedly nabbed by a team from the office of the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare in collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
Daily Vendor gathered that the suspect had been used to fingering the children since 2020 following marital issues with the wife which made him to send her out of the house.
Confirming the arrest, Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Obinabo, through her media aide, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu said the suspect has been detained for child molestation and abuse and would be charged to court.
She commended men of the NSCDC for their pragmatic in handling the case, warning that anyone caught engaging in such act would be arrested and prosecuted.
She added that the victims, aged 5 years and 3 years respectively were also rescued from the suspect, vowing to charge his wife to court as well.
The statement partly reads, “Ministry for women and social welfare through its Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response team quickly incidented the NSCDC and investigations began.
“The rescue was carried out on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 after a whistle blower reported the incident to the ministry.
“In the cause of the investigation, the children were rescued by the Intelligence Unit of NSCDC and the culprit arrested forthwith.
“The culprit Mr Uchenna Nwobi, who is resident in Abagana and the father of the victims has been detained for child molestation and abuse and would be charged to court.
“When the children were rescued, they were first taken to Ntasi Centre Enugwu-Ukwu for medical examinations and treatment and were ascertained defiled by the doctor on duty.
“As at when they were brought to the hospital, there were fresh bruises on their private parts even as the area was also reddish and swollen.
“Speaking with the children who confirmed that they were constantly molested by their father, they pleaded not to return to their father’s house for fear of being severely punished.
“Interrogating the culprit, Mr Nwobi denied the allegation and noted that he was not aware that his children were being defiled by anyone let alone him their own father but rather threatened to deal with whoever made the report.”