A man, Monday Udeme has been accused of sleeping with his best-friend's 6-year-old daughter.
The 25-year-old and the girl's father, Asuquo, are rommates residing at King Duke street residence in Calabar south local government area, Cross river state.
An eyewitness, Ekpeyong Bassey, told Vanguard that the suspect was caught on New Year's eve when Asuquo, discovered that his daughter’s pant was damp and scolded her for wetting herself. But she reportedly told him that she did not urinate on herself.
Her father then decided to examine her and discovered that the girl’s private part was discharging substance. She later opened up and told her father that it was Udeme, who defiled her.
The victim's father who was very emotional, expressed his shock over what his friend did to his daughter even after sheltering him for almost a year. He told vanguard that he took Udeme in when he was dismissed from the bakery across the road, because they accused him of always stealing their bread.
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He said: “He does not have relatives here and the ones he has do not even want to see him anymore because of his attitude. What he has done to my girl is despicable, and I know God will judge him because I do not want to arrest him, neither am I going to push the matter."
“I am crying because he has damaged my baby’s life. She told me he has done it four times. That is most painful."
“She was defiled in 2014. Why are they doing this to my little girl all the time? And they are all people I know.”
“I have called to tell the mother what happened. She would be here any moment to pick her so that she would take care of her till they can go to the hospital on Monday. I have also told them to leave the idiot before they say I killed somebody this 2017.”
A neighbour, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed what the victim’s father had earlier said about how the child was defiled, by a co-tenant when she was four years old.
Chei! This is so sad