Rita Enemuru, Reporting
THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 38-year-old man, Mr. Tyoughche Emmanuel, for defiling his 14-year-old niece.
The suspect was apprehended on Friday morning for his consistent sexual assault on his niece, Angel (not her real name) who was under his custody by the NSCDC Female Squad in Anagada and handed over to the human traffic unit.
This was contained in a statement signed by Director, Public Relations, DCC Odumosu Olusola, and made available to Stonix News.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim said that the uncle always fingered her and sucked her breasts whenever his wife had gone out of the house.
According to her, he always threatens her with beatings whenever she refused to yield to his abuse.
“My uncle Mr. Tyoughche Emmanuel, gave me a black substance in a small bottle to drink after which I slept off and the next thing I noticed was my Uncle putting his fingers inside where I use for urinating.
“He did so four times on different occasions and also sucked my breasts during these occasions too and my breasts are paining me.
“Whenever his wife (of the accused) goes out, he will come around me and I always refuse, but he threatened me that he will beat me until I vomit blood, so I was afraid of telling anybody,” she narrated.
The suspect’s wife, Mrs. Janet Ifan Tyoughche, also confessed that her husband has been beating her frequently and has not been doing his part to support the family.
The accused, however, admitted to the crime and begged for forgiveness, saying it was the devil’s doing.
Speaking on the issue, the Commandant in charge of Anti-Human Trafficking, Irregular Migration, and other Related Offences Unit, NSCDC, Elor Janet, said that the arrest was made in ensuring that crimes relating to ugly and dastardly acts were eradicated in society.
She vowed that there would be no safe havens for criminals who commit crimes like rape, child molestation, human trafficking, or any other act that violates the integrity and dignity of women or young girls.
“The Commandant-General has compelled us not to rest on your oars but to go all out to nip in these ugly menaces menace.
“That is why we swung into action with the Special Female Squad to arrest the suspect and bring the shameless rapist to book.
“It will no longer going to be business as usual for these criminal elements, this ugly act must stop, the girl child must be protected,” she said.
She commended the Female Squad for their professional conduct and promptness in effecting the suspect’s arrest.
After conducting preliminary investigation, the suspect and the victims have since been handed over to NAPTIP for further medical examination, investigation and possible prosecution.
The NSCDC CG, Ahmed Abubakar, Ph.D., advised the general public to report such cases to the Corps or any security agency close to them for prompt response.