ADO-EKITI – A 52-year-old man accused of plotting to kill an under-aged niece who allegedly got pregnant for him after six years of regular sex, was arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State.
The suspect, Dennis Agya Kiyeye, is being held for allegedly committing incest with, and conspiracy to kill her victim, said to be his niece.
Briefing newsmen,the NSCDC Commandant Solomon Iyamu disclosed that the suspect defiled and impregnated the girl at Ilupeju village in Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti state.
The suspect, according to him,had confessed to the crime and that the victim had been living with him since 2013 after the demise of her mother in Benue state.
Iyamu who was amazed by the act said that the suspect would be charged to court to serve as deterrent to other wicked relatives who are in the act of defiling their family members or unsuspecting children living them or under their watch.
The NSCDC Commandant enjoined parents in the state to take adequate care of their female children against shameless and wicked relatives pretending to be family members.
“Kiyeye said he had been having carnal knowledge of the victim for years and the act had become “normal” for the two of them.
The incest, according to the suspect, had once resulted into pregnancy in 2016, but was kept secret with the help of a quack midwife who assisted them to terminate the pregnancy.
Dennis claimed that the pregnancy was jointly owned by him and one Kunle who happened to be the girl’s school mate in the village.
Dennis explained that the girl later became pregnant for him again, and due to the shame he had caused himself, he conspired to terminate her life in a nearby bush around the village.
Luck was however on the side of the minor-victim as the poor girl was rescued by a good Samaritan who reported the case to the head of the community.
The village head , Chief Adebisi Olaoye described the suspect is a man of questionable character ,he said
“After the sinful act became open to the people of the village, his movement became suspicious.”; The chief noted.
Chief Olaoye added that people in the village had been watching the suspect to determine the veracity of the information they had heard.
The village head confirmed the claim that Dennis was arrested by the people while attempting to kill the girl in the village.
Chief Olaoye promised to support the NSCDC on investigations to unravel the mystery.
The victim who revealed her inabilities to reject the sexual advances of her uncle who she claimed deflowered her, said the uncle is responsible for her feedings and upkeep; hence any refusal may land her into hunger and suffering.
“He feeds and shelters me and any attempt to refuse may result into hunger , punishment and deprivation of my school fees.”
She therefore, cried to Non-Government Organisations, people of Ekiti State and well-meaning Nigerians to come to her rescue as medical examination showed that she has fibroid tumour that is growing along with the baby which may hinder the development of the foetus.