A 39-year-old man, Obiora Patrick, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a minor, a nine-year-old girl said to be his stepdaughter.
The man allegedly committed the crime at his residence on Hospital Road, in the Jimeta metropolis of the Adamawa State capital, Yola, where he lives with both the victim and the mother, his wife.
The Adamawa State Police Command which disclosed this on Tuesday said the man had confessed that he committed the crime.
He said the minor is receiving medical attention.
The command said in a Press Statement, signed by Police Public Relations Officer Suleiman Nguroje, “The Adamawa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that following its fight against sexual assault against women and children, the Command on the 20/7/2020 arrested one OBIORA PATRICK, 39-year-old and a resident of no.46 Hospital Road, Jimeta, Yola North for raping his 9-year-old stepdaughter.”
“The command further assures all of its commitment to protecting lives and properties and calls on people to continue reporting to police any suspicious movement around them.”