A middle-aged man, simply identified as Sunday has been arrested for allegedly impregnating a 13-year-old girl in Agulu, Anaocha Local government area of Anambra State.
The victim who was recently delivered of a baby was said to have been rescued by the Ministry of Women and Children’s Welfare, and kept in a safe place.
The Ministry’s spokesperson, Miss Chidimma Ikeanyionwu who confirmed the arrest in a statement, said the suspect would be charged soon.
Ikeanyionwu quoted her Commissioner, Hon Ify Obinabo as saying that the government would not tolerate such indecent action, stressing that those found culpable would not go scot-free.
She said her Commissioner had earlier directed her team to go in search of the victim following the news of her delivery which broke out on social media at the weekend.
Narrating her ordeal in an interview, the victim confessed she was put in the family way by the suspect who she said was her guardian.
The victim, a native of Akwa Ibom, while her biological parents stay in Agulu, Anambra State said she was not the only one involved in Mr Sunday’s knack for defiling children.
“Mr Sunday’s wife is known as Madam Ghana. This started when Madam Ghana travelled to the village. I’m not the only one involved. There is another girl who is seven years old, Mr Sunday used to sleep with her too.
“I once told Madam Ghana about it, and she cautioned her husband, but when it continued, I could not do much any longer.”