Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested 40-year-old man, Kenneth Nwangwu, for allegedly defiling his 9-year-old daughter in Akama village, Igbo-ukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
Nwangwu was apprehended by the Police following a tipoff by a whistle-blower and kept in custody at State Criminal and Investigation Department (CID), Awka.
The suspect, however, denied the allegations, insisting it was the handiwork of his enemies.
“It is my enemies at work because they are envious of me. I only feed my daughter and nothing more,” he said.
Meanwhile, a medical examination carried out on the victim revealed there was defilement.
During investigation into his life, it was discovered that the suspect has nothing tangible doing for a living and had been the only one raising the minor since his ex wife left them many years ago.
Reacting to the news, the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon Ify Obinabo, pledged her preparedness to see the case through and get justice for the minor.
She decried the high rate of defilement cases in the state, encouraging everyone to, “always say something when you see something.”
Obinabo assured that cases already transferred to the State High Court would receive speedy justice delivery as the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence High Court would soon commence sitting.