The accused, from Ikeduru- Ogwah, Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo state has blamed his action on the devil.
Narrating her ordeal, little Kamsimyochukwu, who is 3 years and 10 months old, said her father put his ‘komkom’ (Penis) inside her private part while she was asleep, from woke up from the pain of the insertion.
Speaking at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka, the alleged rapist Ekenta said an evil spirit made him commit the act.
He explained that whenever the spirit possesses him, he starts behaving abnormally, which made him use his finger to defile his daughter as the urge came on that fateful day.
The wife of the alleged rapist, Uzoamaka Ekenta, while explaining how she found out, said that on her return from the hospital, she noticed her child was showing signs that she was in pains while bathing her.
She questioned her daughter and she accused her father of penetrating her with his penis.
Uzoamaka explained that she questioned her husband about what transpired and he admitted committing the crime but claimed he used his finger.
The young girl was taken to the hospital and upon examination, it was noticed that he used his penis, not his hands as he claimed.
She stated that she complained to her husband’s parents but they threatened to deal with her if she tells anyone.
The Commissioner For Women And Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue reacting to the incident said it is an abominable act, condemnable in all ramifications.
She added that the child is still in pains.
Lady Ndidi noted that on receiving the information from a whistleblower, they rushed to the residence of the alleged rapist at 33 area near Onitsha and apprehended him together with the help of officers of Department of State Services.
She said he will face the full weight of the law.