A 45-year-old man, Joseph Sunday Essien, has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old stepdaughter, Patience Edet Edem, in Ifa Ikot Obong, Akwa Ibom State.
Parading the suspect today, the State Police Commissioner, Musa Kimo, said that the father carried out the last heinous act on January 13, 2019.
Confirming the defilement, the victim said that her stepfather lured and slept with her on four occasions until her mother, who initially didn’t believe when she informed her, caught him red handed.
The woman, who has two children for the suspect, then reported the act to the police.
Corroborating her daughter’s statement, the mother said that her husband, on a 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.
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