Man In Custody Over Defilement, Incest


A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court has remanded in prison custody one Mr. Davies Eze for alledgly having carnal knowledge of his nine year old daughter.
Mr. Eze a 40 year-old man who hails from Onigbo Local Government of Imo State and resident of Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has been remanded in custody over having carnal knowledge of his daughter and not taking up his fatherly responsibility over his three children.
The Tide gathered that Mr. Eze and his wife are separated due to incompatibility.
The Tide also gathered that the mother of the children still come to visit them even after she had separated with the husband.
The mother of the victim revealed to The Tide that each time she visited her daughter would complain to her that the father touched her on her private part.
According to her, she didn’t react to the daughters complaint because he had not caught him in the act.
She further said that during one of her visits, she met her children (two boys) outside without their sister and when she got to the door, the door was locked and when she peepedthrough the key hole she saw her husband naked with the child.
According to her’ she reported to her sister in-law and their pastor but no action was taken so she took the matter to the International Federation of WomEn Lawyers (FIDA).
However, the accused was remanded in custody pending when the Director of Public Prosecution would give his advice.


Boma Ikiriko