ININCEST: man, 31, rapes, infects his 2-year-old daughter with STDs
//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna//
In Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, one 31-year-old Daniel Joseph, is presently coolling his feet at Kaduna Police Command for allegedly penetrated his 2-year-old daughter blessing (not her real name) and left her with sexually transmitted disease.
The mother of the girl was said to have died shortly after given birth to her which then made it compulsory for the father to be the one to look after her.
The incest, which happened at Gonin-Gora, a Kaduna suburbs in Chikun local government area of the state, was uncovered when people around discovered unusual discharge from the private part of the innocent girl.
Joseph, a Carpenter was said to have been exposed by his Neighbours who reported the case to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development from where he was handed over to the police command (CID) for prosecution.
Upon interrogation, the suspect was said to have denied it but people in the area testified that he is fond of the ungodly act.
It was however gathered that a Doctor who examined the little girl confirmed penetration resulting to serious sexually transmitted infection.
Efforts to reach the Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Zubairu Abubakar for formal confirmation of the development proved abortive as he was not picking his calls.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Rabi Abdulsalam expressed shock and condemned the act in totality.
She however directed that the little girl be given proper medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalist, (NAWOJ) through it state Chairperson, Juliet Nwogu Oyoyo, also condemned the act and disclosed it plan to organize a rally to kick against rape and molestation of the women folks in the State.
According to her, “the menace of sexual harassment in its forms is becoming something else in the State. Hardly will a week goes by without hearing report case of one rape or the other.
“Is it a crime to be female in this country? Are they telling us not to have female children again? She asked.
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