The Rivers State police command arrested a man who allegedly defiled his three daughters, aged 9 months, 3 and 5 years old in Elekahia, Port Harcourt.
The Chairman of the Civil Rights Council, Rivers State chapter, Prince Wiro, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, September 9, saying that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged by his wife.
Speaking to a journalist, the distraught mother said medical test conducted on the children by the Doctors Without Borders confirmed that there was penetration and their hymens tampered with. She also claimed that the older girls revealed that their father had been molesting them.
The suspect, it was gathered, was dragged by youths from his home at Boms Street and handed over to the Elekahia police station.
A Senior police officer, who spoke on anonymity said the matter would have been charged straight to court so that the suspect can be remanded in prison custody if not for the COVID-19 pandemic and non-admittance of new inmate prisons.