A woman, Blessing Joshua, 40, has allegedly caught her lover, Oku, raping her 15-year-old daughter in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The woman said she was shocked to see her 50-year-old lover, Oku Ekanem, from Akwa Ibom defiling her crying daughter.
The incident, which occurred at 1am on Monday at Swali area of the city generated outrage from members of the public.
The state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo reportedly stormed the crime scene and arrested the suspect.
The victim’s mother, Blessing narrated her trauma to the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).
She said: “It happened on Monday at about 1am. I was watching television with my neighbour till late and retired to bed at about 1am. It was not quite long, I heard the scream of my child and l ran to the direction of the scream. But l was shocked when I saw him defiling my child.”
He claimed it was the work of the devil and I told him that this would be last time, the devil would use him and that I would take the matter seriously.
He pleaded and barricaded the door to prevent me from calling neigbours. But I tricked him and ran outside with my child to call police patrol team at our junction.
“He was arrested but he denied the act. But a test carried out at the hospital showed otherwise.”
Reacting to the development, the Chairperson of FIDA in Bayelsa State, Dise Erhisere described the incident as “barbaric and wicked act’.
“It is barbaric and inhuman. We condemn it and call on mothers to be vigilante and careful with their girl child”, she said.