A 75-year-old man, Sunday Muoghalu, has confessed to raping, impregnating and abandoning a 13-year-old girl in Anambra state.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday night, December 11, by the joint effort of the Anambra State Police Command and the Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Social welfare, Hon Ify Obinabo.
The minor had caught the attention of the Anambra State Government after she was seen in a viral video carrying her newborn boy in a hospital in the state.
She was reportedly not allowed to leave the hospital because she had not settled her medical bill, after giving birth to her child.
Following her rescue, the minor, an indigene of Akwa Ibom state, told newsmen that she was serially raped by her guardian before he impregnated her. She also revealed that she is not his only victim as he has raped other children in their neighborhood.
Upon interrogation, the suspect, a resident of Agu oye Umudioka Awka, confessed that he was the one who impregnated the minor.
When asked for the reason behind his dastardly act, Muoghalu said he was only “playing” with the 13-year-old and didn’t expect her to get pregnant.
Meanwhile, the minor, whose biological parents reside in Agulu, is currently in a safe place while the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.