In Enugu, the State’s Police Command have arrested a pervert (name withheld) for consistently defiling his three young daughters ranging from age five, seven and nine, for many years. The Police carried out the arrest based on the report by Dr. Joy Ezeilo, the Executive director of a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL).
Dr. Ezeilo disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday, April 20, during press briefing, saying the three sisters were brought to Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Tamar SARC) by their mother along with a WACOL legal advisor early this month.
According to Ezeilo, the three abused children had all recounted how their pervert of a father on various occasions penetrated their vaginas consistently when their mother was not at home, adding that they also testified that their father penetrated the eldest child with his penis, while he fingered the others.
She further disclosed that the girls’ mother confessed that her husband had a record of years of abuse, but it was recently she became aware of the issue.
Dr. Ezeilo recounted similar cases of rapes in the city for the past years. She also disclosed that on the 21st of March 2016, an eight-month-old infant, referred to Tamar SARC from a state owned hospital, was brought to the centre by her mother to report serial defilement by her father in Emene, Enugu State.
Giving a breakdown of the cases reported within the period, Ezeilo said Enugu East topped the list with 157 cases:
- Enugu East, 114;
- Nkanu, 16;
- Igbo Etiti, 4;
- Aninri, 4;
- Igboeze South, 3;
- Nsukka, 4;
- Udenu, 2 and
- Uzo Uwani, 2
The cases of homosexual rape victims are quite new, she said, adding that the increase in the number of cases was because many victims were now reporting their ordeal due to numerous campaign which encourage victims to report their story for justice to serve its purpose.
The Director however expressed happiness that the three girls had received extensive psychosocial and medical treatment by Tamar SARC highly trained psychologists and medical professionals.
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