A 30-year-old man, Musa Abubakar, said he defiled his nine-year-old stepdaughter because his wife refused to sleep with him.
Abubakar, who was arrested by the police in Rivers State, said his wife, the victim’s mother, always denied him sex by complaining she was weak.
The suspect reportedly confessed at the State Criminal Investigation Department where he was taken to after he was arrested.
He committed the offence at his residence in Rupokwu, Obio Akpor Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the nine-year-old victim narrated that the stepfather started defiling her at the age of four by sticking a finger in her private part.
She explained that she was too afraid to tell her mother because the first time she did, she was beaten up.
The victim eventually told her mother what the stepfather was doing to her.
She said, “I told my mother the truth and I was examined by neighbours before the matter was reported to the police.”
Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development, said the suspect will be prosecuted.