The gender based unit of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps Lagos State Command arrested 48 year old man, Mr. Charles Ekwe on the 12th of October, 2020 for sexually abusing a 13 year old girl, Chinyere Everest who is his wife’s niece at 1B Surulere Street, Ojo Lagos State.
Authoritative source revealed that the suspect started abusing the 13 year old before the COVID- 19 locked down and she was scared to report to her aunty.
In her statement, the victim Chinyere Everest said her uncle who she calls ”daddy” started sexually assaulting her early this year and does that when her aunty leaves the house and also at his shop where he trades.
She also said that he exposed her to pornography on his phone and had threatened her to kill her if she tells anybody. This assault has occurred on several occasions that she has lost counts.
The victim’s Aunty, Mrs. Blessing Ekwe, in her statement said her niece has been living with them for the past four years after the death of the victim’s father and that she noticed something was wrong three weeks ago which prompted her to interrogate the girl and she opened up by telling her that the suspect has been sexually abusing her.
She then took her for medical examination and it was confirmed that she has been defiled.
Confirming the report, Bada, Kehinde Mary, NSCDC Public Relations Officer said, the suspect admitted to committing the crime but insisted he only fondled her genitals and made her watch pornography on his phone.
Also, the commandant, Mr. Ayeni Paul, in his statement while addressing the press said ” the suspect will face the full wrath of the law and will be handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution. He further stated that this is a heinous crime and all perpetuators of such when caught will be made to pay dearly.
Reiterating the corps readiness to combat crime In the state, the commandant said the corps will not rest on it’s oars in ensuring a crime free Lagos. He also said the gender based Unit of the Corps which is saddled with the responsibility of handling rape, domestic violence, sexual assault and defilement as well as child abuse cases has well trained officers to handle such cases and enjoined the populace to feel free to make such reports