EKITI: 52-year-old abuses, impregnates teenage niece

Woman raped, strangled to death by neighbour in Ekiti

Trouble stares a 52-year old man Dennis Kiyeve, in the face after being detained by Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for molesting his niece for three years.

In Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, Mr Solomon Iyamu, NSCDC State Commandant, said the suspect planned to kill her in order to cover up after deflowering and impregnating her.

It all began in 2013, after her mother’s demise, she had to stay with her uncle at Ilupeju village in the Gbonyin Ekiti Local Government Area. According to the victim who is now 15 years old, Kiyeve started his sexual escapades with her when she turned 12 in 2016.

The minor who is allegedly pregnant for her uncle has reached out to residents and non-governmental organisations to lend a helping hand. Medical reports have shown that a fibroid tumour is growing along with the baby in her womb and is capable of deterring the growth of the foetus.

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Kiyeve who admitted to having canal knowledge of the girl for three years, added that the act had become normal for the two of them.

“When the act resulted in pregnancy in 2016, it was kept secret with the help of a quack midwife, who assisted us to terminate the pregnancy. The responsibility for the pregnancy was between me and one Kunle, who happened to be her schoolmate in the village,” he said,

He revealed that when he found out she was pregnant again, he made an attempt to terminate the pregnancy in a nearby bush around the village but the girl was found by a resident, who reported the incident to the village head.

Chief Adebisi Olaoye, the village head who pledged support to NSCDC in investigating the incident, said the villagers arrested the suspect while allegedly attempting to kill the girl.

Olaoye added that he had been wary of the suspect’s movements after the affair blew open to the villagers, which prompted them to keep an eye on him.

By Todimu Ogunade…

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