By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
A 52-year old man, Dennis Agya Kiyeye has been arrested in Ekiti State by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over conspiracy and murder attempt on a 15-year old girl (names withheld) said to be his niece (Dennis Kiyeye).
The Ekiti State Commandant of the NSDC, Solomon Iyamu said Dennis Kiyeye allegedly defiled and impregnated the girl at Ilupeju village in Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti state.
The suspect according to the NSCDC boss confessed that his neice has been living with him since 2013 after the demise of her mother in Benue state.
“Kiyeye said he had been having carnal knowledge of the girl since three years ago and the act has become normal of two of them
The incest he said had 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 came to her side as the poor girl was rescued by a good Samaritan who reported the dastardly act to the village Head.
The village Head ,Chief Adebisi Olaoye explained that the suspect is a man of questionable character.
“After the sinful act became open to the people of the village,his movement became suspicious “he stated.
Chief Olaoye added that people in the village have been watching the suspect to determine the veracity of the information at their disposal.
The Village Head however confirmed the claim that Dennis was arrested by the people while attempting to kill the girl in the village.
The village Chief promised to support the NSCDC on investigations to unravel the mystery.
The victim who revealed her inability to reject the sexual advances of her uncle who she claimed had carnal knowledge of her said the uncle is responsible for her feeding and upkeep, 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 deprive me of school fees.”
She therefore cried to Non Govermental Organization, 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.
The state commandant Solomon Iyamu who was amazed by the act said that the suspect wil 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 with them or under their watch.
The NSCDC, Commandant enjoined parents in the state to take adequate care of their girl child against shameless and wicked relatives pretending to be family members.