Police arrest 75-year-old man for impregnating teenager in Anambra
The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of a 75-year-old man, identified as Sunday, for allegedly impregnating a 13-year-old girl in the state.
This was stated by Ikenga Tochukwu, police spokesperson in the state, who said the victim and the baby had been handed over to the Anambra government.
“The suspect has been arrested and the 13-year-old girl and her baby have also been rescued. The girl and her baby are in the safe custody of the ministry of women and social welfare of the state,” he said.
It was gathered that Sunday, identified as a guardian to the victim, was apprehended on Sunday night by officials of the ministry of women affairs in the state.
It was learned that the suspect defiled the minor when his wife travelled.
He has, however, reportedly denied fathering the child.
The suspect is also alleged to have raped a seven-year-old girl who was living with him.
Ify Obinabo, the state’s commissioner for women and children’s affairs, commented on the occurrence and promised that the ministry will see to it that the offender was prosecuted.
He said, “Whenever a particular person is hurt, all of us are involved and in this together. I am assuring you that justice must be served,”
“If the man is claiming that he is not the person that impregnated her, fine, then the person that impregnated her must come out, because this baby didn’t come from the blues.
“We must catch this person that is responsible and the person must be court charges.”