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Anambra Father Defiles 12-Year-Old Daughter

The Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, has disclosed that a man, Arinze Obiwenite, was arrested for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old daughter.

According to the Commissioner, who spoke through her media assistant to the commissioner, Miss Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, on Saturday, the suspect used diabolic means to run a “healing” ministry.

Following a tipoff from a whistleblower, his home located in Abacha community, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state was raided.

Ibinabo reportedly led the raid, rescuing the 12-year-old victim and her other siblings.

The suspects allegedly locked up his five children, having carnal knowledge of the eldest one, while he fingers the younger ones.

Ibinabo was said to have visited the Traditional Ruler of Abacha community, Igwe Nwabunwanne Odiegwu, to notify the monarch before embarking on the mission.

Speaking after the raid, she said, “It was during the visit to the monarch that it was revealed that the suspect had been parading himself as a Christian who gives solutions to people seeking for answers without knowing that he has other motives up his sleeves.

“The traditional ruler explained that the community got to know of the suspect’s escapades when he accused some young boys in the community of raping the daughter.

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“The suspect was summoned to the palace on several occasions but failed to honour the royal invitation which made the youths of the community troop out en masse to his residence and on getting to his house, they discovered that he locked up his children including the 12-year-old.

“When questioned, the daughter revealed that the father locked them up in the room for five years and that he always had carnal knowledge of her while he fingers the younger ones.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect stated that he is married to 11 wives, but does not live with any of them at the moment.”

She vowed to get justice for the victims.

During the raid, a long paper with the names of people he has killed and plans to kill was discovered.

He was also made to break the oath binding him and his three wives during the period of their marriages.

According to the statement, the suspect has been arrested by the police and transferred to the state criminal investigative department in Awka.

He was arraigned before the Children, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Magistrate court in Awka on March 23, where he was remanded at the Correctional Centre Amawbia, while the daughter has been taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical examination and possible treatment.

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