A Nigerian man, Uchenna Nwobi, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defiling his two biological daughters, aged 3 and 5.
The suspect, who resides in Abagana, Njikoka LGA of Anambra state, was picked up on Wednesday, October 19, after a concerned resident reported him to the Anambra State Ministry For Women and Social Welfare.
Following the complaint, the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Obinabo, through her Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response team, swung into action and briefed NSCDC operatives who commenced investigation immediately.
During the course of the investigation, the suspect was arrested, and the children were rescued and taken to a hospital for examination.
They were first taken to Ntasi Centre in Enugwu-Ukwu where a doctor confirmed that they were defiled. It is reported that fresh wounds and swelling were on their private parts.
The children also confirmed that they were molested by their father and pleaded not to return to him for fear of being punished.
It was gathered that the suspect started abusing his underage daughters in 2020 after he sent his wife packing over a marital dispute.
Meanwhile, Nwobi, who claims to be innocent, has been detained for child molestation and abuse, and would be charged to court after investigation.