A woman identified as Ifeyinwa Ezukamma, 40, has revealed that she has been chased out of her matrimonial home by her husband’s family for seeking justice for her eight-year-old daughter who was raped by her tenant.
It was gathered that the incident took place in their home at Ogidi, Anambra State. She explained that she had caught her tenant, the 57-year-old suspect in the act on July 23. She added that the man had been violating her daughter since March.
“I noticed an unusual noise and movement in the bathroom. So out of curiosity, I went to check if everything was normal. To my amazement, it was a tenant in our house, an old man, was having sex with my daughter,” she said
Ezukamma explained that her failure to heed her compromised husband’s warning not to pursue the case led to her being sent out of their home.
Child Right Brigade International (CRIB), an NGO said the matter was reported to its office on August 12. Adding that it would ensure that the suspect was charged to court and prosecuted.
Ogidi Divisional Police Officer Remigus Ekuri confirmed the incident, saying the matter would be charged to court as soon as the medical report was available.