The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested one Tyoughche Emmanuel for allegedly defiling his 14 years old niece (name withheld).
Emmanuel, 38 years old, who hails from Naka Gwe-West Local Government Area of Benue State, was arrested by the NSCDC Female Squad in Anagada, Abuja, at about 5:30 am Friday morning and handed over to the Human Traffic Unit of the Corps, for his consistent sexual assault on his niece, who was under his watch.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Corps Spokesperson, Odumosu Olusola, on Saturday.
Narrating her ordeal, his niece claimed her uncle sexually assaulted her on different occasions and threatened to beat her if she spilled the truth.
She said, “My uncle, Tyoughche Emmanuel, gave me a black substance in a small bottle to drink after which I slept off and the next thing I noticed was my uncle putting his fingers inside where I use for urinating.
The accused, however, confessed to the crime and pleaded for leniency, stating it was the work of the devil.
“I didn’t know what came over me, please, I know what I have done is very bad, please help me beg my brother to forgive me because this is a shameful act in the family,” he pleaded.
Meanwhile, the Commandant in charge of Anti-human Trafficking, Irregular Migration and other Related Offences Unit, NSCDC, Elor Janet, vowed to put an end to the reoccurring sexual harassment by protecting the girl child.
After conducting preliminary investigation, the suspect and the victim have been handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for further medical examination, investigation and possible prosecution.