Anambra state resident Sunday Muoghalu, 75, has admitted to raping, impregnating, and abandoning a 13-year-old girl.
Together with the Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Obinabo, the Anambra State Police Command and the suspect were successful in apprehending the suspect on Sunday night, December 11.
The Anambra State Government was made aware of the minor when she was shown in a widely shared video holding her newborn son at a state hospital.
After giving birth to her kid, she reportedly was not permitted to leave the hospital because she had not paid her medical bill.
The youngster, an inhabitant of the state of Akwa Ibom, informed newsmen after being saved that her guardian had often sexually assaulted her before becoming pregnant with her. She also disclosed that he had victimized numerous kids in their community, not just her.
The culprit, an Agu oye Umudioka Awka inhabitant, admitted to having impregnated the kid after questioning.
When questioned about the motivation for his nefarious deed, Muoghalu said he was only “playing” with the 13-year-old and hadn’t anticipated that she would become pregnant.
The youngster, whose biological parents live in Agulu, is presently in a secure location while the suspect is expected to be charged with an offense and prosecuted in court.