A pedophile, identified as Mustapha, has been arrested by the police force in Plateau state for committing a rape crime.
Mustapha, was reported to have raped his 3-year old daughter simply called Iqma. He allegedly raped while her mom was in the kitchen making the family’s diner.
According to reports, Iqma’s mum had come into the house to get ingredient for the food she was cooking when she caught her husband in the act, she immediately raised an alarm prompting people to come to her aid.
The man was beaten to a pulp before policemen came to his rescue.
While speaking to Punch Metro, a neighbor recounted the incident:
I was very shocked when I heard about the incident. The mother was cooking outside that evening. She went in to take something in the house and she met her husband having sex with their daughter. She raised the alarm, and everybody that rushed into their premises was surprised too. I called a social worker, who took the girl to a hospital. The man was beaten by some angry youths in the community before the police came to rescue him.
This neighbor was the one who called the Director of a non-governmental organisation, Voice for the Girl Foundation, Mildred Bako, who took the young child to a clinic where it was confirmed that her hymen had been ruptured.
Mildred also spoke with Punch metro saying:
It was a friend that notified me about the incident. I went there and took the girl. The man was unable to give any genuine explanation. He just said it was the work of the devil. We took the girl to a private hospital and the doctor’s report confirmed that her hymen is broken. For now, the mother is not happy about the whole thing and she has said she is no more interested in the marriage for now. We want justice in the case. We do not want the matter to be swept under the carpet.
Mustapha has since confessed to the crime and will be charged to court soon.