A 13-year-old girl (name withheld) who was recently delivered of a baby has been rescued by the Anambra State ministry of Women and Children’s Welfare, and kept in a safe place.
The news of the delivery of the teenage girl broke out on social media at the weekend, leading the Commissioner for women and children’s welfare to go in search of her.
The teenage mother was rescued by the team from the ministry and taken to a safe place.
In an interview, she stated that she was put in the family way by her guardian, who was identified as Mr Sunday. The girl who hails from Akwa Ibom, while her biological parents stay in Agulu, Anambra State said she was not the only one involved in Mr Sunday’s knack for defiling children.
“Mr Sunday’s wife is known as Madam Ghana. This started when Madam Ghana travelled to the village. I’m not the only one involved. There is another girl who is seven years old, Mr Sunday used to sleep with her too.
“I once told Madam Ghana about it, and she cautioned her husband, but when it continued, I could not do much any longer.”
Meanwhile, spokesperson of the ministry, Miss Chidimma Ikeanyionwu has revealed that Mr Sunday has been arrested.
Ikeanyionwu said the culprit has been arrested and would be charged to court soon.
Ikeanyionwu quoted the commissioner for Women and Children’s Welfare as saying that the Anambra State government would not tolerate such indecent action, and that as many people as indulge in such action, government will ensure that they do not go free.