The Ekiti state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 52-year-old man, Dennis Agya Kiyeye for alleged conspiracy and murder attempt on his niece (name withheld) aged 15 years old.
According to the commandant of the NSDC in the state, Mr. Solomon Iyamu, the suspect allegedly defiled and impregnated the girl at Ilupeju village in Gbonyin local government area of the state.
The commandant alleged that the suspect had confessed that his niece has been living with him since 2013 after the demise of her mother in Benue state.
“Kiyeye said he had been having carnal knowledge of Gloria since three years ago and the act has become normal for two of them.
“The incest resulted into pregnancy in 2016, but was kept secret with the help of a quack midwife who assisted them to terminate the pregnancy.
“Dennis claimed that the pregnancy was jointly owned by him and one Kunle who happened to be the girl’s school mate in the village.
“Dennis explained that the girl later became pregnant for him again, and due to the shame he had caused himself, he conspired to terminate her life in a nearby bush around the village,” Iyamu said.
The Civil Defence boss however said the girl was rescued by a good Samaritan who reported the dastard act to the head of the community.
He quoted the village head, Chief Adebisi Olaoye, describing the suspect as a man of questionable character.
“After the sinful act became open to the people of the village, his movement became suspicious,” he said.
Chief Olaoye added that people in the village have been watching the suspect to determine the veracity of the information they had heard.
.The Village Head confirmed the claim that Dennis was arrested by the people while attempting to kill the girl in the village.
The village Chief promised to support the NSCDC on investigations to unravel the mystery.
The victim, who revealed her inabilities to reject the sexual advances of her uncle whom she claimed deflowered her, said the uncle was responsible for her feeding and upkeep, adding that any refusal might land her into hunger and suffering.
“He feeds and sheltered me and any attempt to refuse may result into hunger, punishment and be deprived of school fees,” she narrated.
She pleaded with to Non-Governmental Organization, the people of Ekiti state and well-meaning Nigerians to come to her rescue as medical examination showed that she has fibroid tumour growing along with the baby which may hinder the development of the foetus.
The state commandant said the suspect will be charged to court to serve as deterrence to other wicked relatives who are in the act of defiling their family members or unsuspecting children living with them or under their watch.
He enjoined parents to take adequate care of their girl-child against shameless and wicked relatives pretending to be family members.