A 45-year-old man, Joseph Sunday Essien, has been arrested for allegedly raping his 13-year-old step daughter, Patience Edet Edem, in Akwa Ibom State.
The State Police Commissioner, Musa Kimo, while parading the suspect said that the father carried out the last heinous act on January 13, 2019.
Confirming the defilement, the victim said that her stepfather lured and slept with her on four occasions. She said the heinous act stopped when her mother, who initially didn’t believe when she informed her, caught him red handed.
The woman, who has two children for the suspect, then reported the act to the police.
Corroborating her daughter’s statement, the mother said that her husband, on the fateful day, left her in their bedroom and sneaked into the girl’s room to carry out the act. She said that she lost her former husband – father to the victim – to death.
The wife who has vowed never to return the matrimonial home, described the randy husband as wicked.
But speaking with newsmen, the suspect said that his wife and daughter made the allegation as a result of issues they had. The suspect however refused to say what took him to the girl room in the middle of the night.