A 13-year-old girl who recently delivered a baby has been rescued by the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Children’s Welfare.
The minor said she was impregnated by her guardian, whom she identified simply as Mr. Sunday, a resident of Awka, the state capital.
The news of her delivery broke out on social media over the weekend after she was detained in hospital over inability to pay hospital bill.
This led a team from the state ministry for women and children’s welfare to search for her. She was rescued and taken to a safe place.
In an interview, the girl, who hails from Akwa Ibom, while her biological parents stay in Agulu, Anambra State, said she was not the only one involved in Mr Sunday’s knack for defiling children.
“Mr Sunday’s wife is known as Madam Ghana. This started when Madam Ghana travelled to the village. I’m not the only one involved. There is another girl who is seven years old, Mr Sunday used to sleep with her too,” she said.
“I once told Madam Ghana about it, and she cautioned her husband, but when it continued, I could not do much any longer.”
The spokesperson of the ministry, Miss Chidimma Ikeanyionwu, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Monday, December 12, 2022, said that the culprit, Mr Sunday was arrested on Sunday night and handed over to the police.
Ikeanyionwu said the culprit has been arrested and would be charged in court soon.
She quoted the Commissioner for Women and Children’s Welfare, Ify Obinabo, as saying that the Anambra State government would not tolerate such indecent action and that the government would ensure that they do not go free.
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