A 30-year-old man, Basiru Audu, has been nabbed by the police in Niger State for allegedly abusing his six-year-old daughter in his house at London Street, Minna, the state capital.
It was gathered that his neighbours observed that the victim was walking awkwardly and on inquiry, were informed by the girl that her father “put something in her private part.”
According to Northern City News, the suspect’s wife was away to their home town, Daura, Katsina State when he committed the act. The incident reportedly occurred on July 16, when the suspect sneaked into the children’s room and had sex with her.
Audu said that he had been having sex with underage girls before he sexually abused his own daughter.
“I blamed my wife for not being around when I needed sex, she travels a lot and that was why I had to sleep with my daughter; what a shameful thing.
“That night, I was having a burning sensation to have sex and since my wife was not around, I had no option but to sleep with my daughter to ease off tension,” he confessed.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime and regretted his action.
Abubakar described the incident as unfortunate, saying,
“When a father decides to sleep with his biological daughter, I think the world is coming to an end.”
Some people reacted to the incident said that the Federal Government of Nigeria should be serious about paedophilia acts in Nigeria because the rate at which old men abuses the teens is too alarming and causing an indelible mark of psychological instability in those affected girl-child.
A huge penalty should be place on anybody who committed the act of paedophilia in Nigeria.
They say government must be serious about protecting the right teenage females in Nigeria.
One man commended the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force for their proactive moves to bringing the culprit to book.