A man, who reportedly raped three of his children aged five, seven and nine, has been arrested by the police in Enugu.
This was disclosed at a briefing by Women’s Aid Collective, WACOL, and Tammer SARC in Enugu, yesterday. WACOL and Tammer SARC also said seven boys were among 479 rape victims reported to them from April 2014 to date.
The victims’ age ranged from five years to 40. Giving a breakdown of the cases reported within the period, the Executive Director of WACOL, Dr Ngozi Ezeilo, said Enugu East topped the list with 157 cases; Enugu East, 114; Nkanu, 16; Igbo Etiti, five; Aninri, four; Igboeze South, three; Nsukka, four; Udenu, two and Uzo Uwani, two.
She said that the rape of seven boys by homosexuals were new, adding that the increase in the number of cases was because many victims were now reporting their experiences due to the campaign for victims to come up with their stories. Meanwhile, only one of the cases has been successfully prosecuted just even as 37 other cases were in courts.