A 46-year-old man, Mohammed Pantami, who allegedly defiled his daughter at the age of 14 and continued to have carnal knowledge of her for one year, has been arrested by the Borno State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The State Commandant of the Corps, Abdullahi Ibrahim, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Maiduguri.
Ibrahim said that the suspect was arrested on August 29 at Bulabulin-Allajeri area in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
He said that an elderly woman assisted the victim, now 15, and reported the matter to the command after the suspect severally had canal knowledge of her.
Ibrahim added that preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect had been sleeping with the girl for the past one year.
“The suspect, who is married with two wives, often sneaks into the victim’s room while she is asleep and force himself on her.
“The victim said that the suspect had first forced himself on her when she was 14-years, and continued to do so until his arrest.
“The suspect threatened to harm the victim, if she told anyone about his sexual escapade,” Ibrahim said.
He said that in spite of the victim’s horrible experience, she remained silent for the past one year.
Ibrahim added that investigations into the case was in progress while the suspect would soon be arraigned in court.