Richard Ginika Izuora
A man has reportedly raped his three daughters, in Elekahia, Port Harcourt.
The Rivers State Police Command have arrested the man for the act.
The daughters are aged 9 months; 3 and 5 years old.
The Chairman of the Civil Rights Council, Rivers State chapter, Prince Wiro; who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, September 9, said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged by his wife.
Speaking, the distraught mother said medical test conducted on the children by the Doctors Without Borders confirmed that there was penetration and their hymens tampered with.
She also claimed that the older girls revealed that their father had been molesting them.
The suspect, it was gathered, was dragged by youths from his home at Boms Street and handed over to the Elekahia police station.
A Senior police officer, who spoke on anonymity said the matter would have been charged straight to court so that the suspect can be remanded in prison custody if not for the COVID-19 and non admittance of new inmates.
In June, Nigeria declared a state of emergency on rape as well as sexual violence in all 36 Nigerian states. This is following the surge in the amount of sexual and also domestic assaults in the country.
There have been reported cases or incidence of sexual harassment across the country.
In most cases, this arises from unsolicited physical contact, often from males. Other times, the offending male have been reported to go as far as losing control of their sexual responses.