Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a man identified as Iniobong Okon Moses for allegedly defiling his two-year-old stepdaughter in Ikot Amupe Obio Offot area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Odiko MacDon said Iniobong forcefully defiled the two-year-old while carrying her on his laps.
Macdon noted that the forceful penetration caused the victim to sustain serious injuries, which made her bled profusely, adding that the girl has been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
During an interrogation by newsmen, Iniobong confessed to the crime and narrated how he came back from a vigil, drunk, grabbed his two-year-old stepdaughter thinking that she was his wife and had carnal knowledge of her.
“I no know wetin come over me, that night as I come back from vigil, I took ogogoro, and I no know wetin I dey do. I carry my wife daughter which she get from another marriage and I think say na my wife, I come dey do am.”
He added that it was at the middle of the act that his wife nabbed him as she suddenly entered inside the house adding that the wife thereafter reported him to FEYrep- Family Empowerment Youths reorientation programme, a pet project of the wife of the governor, Dr. Mrs Martha Emmanuel.
“As I come dey do am, my wife enter from no where, catch me red-handed, come carry me report give FEYrep. I don beg am, but e no gree! even though e no say e born pikin for me three months ago.”