The Anambra State Government has rescued a 13-year-old girl who was impregnated by her guardian identified simply as Mr Sunday.
She was taken into custody by the State Ministry of Women and Children’s Welfare after she was delivered of a child in the state’s hospital.
Briefing journalists on Monday in Awka, the spokesperson for the ministry, Miss Chidimma Ikeanyionwu, said Sunday, who impregnated the teenager was apprehended on Sunday night by the team from the ministry and handed over to the police.
The minor (name withheld), told journalists that she was put in the family way by her guardian. Although she hails from Akwa Ibom, her biological parents stay in Agulu, Anambra State. She also stated that her guardian is fond of 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.”
“I once told Madam Ghana about it, and she cautioned her husband, but when it continued, I could not do much any longer,” she said.
The Anambra State Government has however to vowed to charge the suspect to court soon.