Police on Wednesday in Niger State, Nigeria arrested a 45-year-old-man, over alleged rape of his three-year-old stepdaughter.The suspect was arrested in Kundu, a village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
Abdullahi Mayaki, Police Inspector attached to Niger state Child Rights Protection Agency, said that the mother of the girl, Malama Fatima Bawa, reported the matter to the agency.
He said that the suspect, however, denied the allegation during investigation, claiming that he only intervened whenever his wife beat the girl.
But Bawa had told the agency that she caught her husband sexually abusing her daughter after he approached her for sex at night and she refused him.
“My husband likes sex too much, so I chased him out of the room in the night and locked the door.“It was after I chased him out that I heard my daughter, who was sleeping in the parlour, crying,I quickly ran to her only to see my husband abusing my daughter sexually”