One Mr Tyoughche Emmanuel, 38, has been arrested for ‘consistently’ molesting his 14-year-old niece sexually.
The arrest was made by the operatives of the headquarters of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abuja.
Emmanuel, our correspondent gathered, hails from Naka Gwe-West Local Government Area of Benue State.
DCC Odumosu Olusoka, director, public relations of the corps, said the arrest was made by the corps’ Female Squad at Anagada, Abuja, at about 5:30am on Friday.
According to him, the suspect has been handed over to the human traffic unit of NSCDC for his ‘consistent sexual assault on his 14-year-old niece who was under his custody’.
The victim told the operatives that, “My uncle, Mr 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.
“He did so four times on different occasions and also sucked my breasts during these occasions too, and my breasts are paining me.
“Whenever his wife (of the accused) goes out, he will come around me and I always refuse, but he threatened me that he will beat me until I vomit blood, so I was afraid of telling anybody.”
The accused, according to NSCDC, confessed to the crime and pleaded for leniency.
He said, “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.”