A 45-year-old man, identified as Joseph Sunday Essien, has been arrested by the Police in Akwa Ibom State for allegedly raping his 13-year-old step daughter, Patience Edet Edem.
The State Police Commissioner, Musa Kimo, while parading the suspect before newsmen, said that the suspect allegedly slept with his step daughter four times.
Confirming the defilement, the victim said that her stepfather lured and slept with her on four occasions.
She also stated that her mother who did not believe her at first, caught him red handed and later 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.
”I will never return to the home of that wicked man.” she said.
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.