A 30-year-old man arrested by men of the Niger State Police Command for allegedly abusing his six-year-old daughter has blamed his wife’s constant absence from the house for the act.

The suspect, Basiru Audu, was said to have on July 16 sneaked into his children’s room along London Street in Minna and had sex with his daughter after the wife traveled to their hometown in Daura, Katsina State

According to the police, Audu’s neighbors noticed that the victim was walking abnormally and asked her what happened to her.

“The girl told them that her father ‘put something in her private part”, the police said, adding that the neighbors then alerted the police who trailed and apprehended him.

The suspect, in a chat with journalists, said he had been having sex with underage girls before the current incident involving his own daughter.

“I blame my wife for not being around when I need her, she travels a lot and that was why I had to sleep with my daughter,” he said.

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A 30-year-old man arrested by men of the Niger State Police Command for allegedly abusing his six-year-old daughter has blamed his wife’s constant absence from the house for the act. The suspect, Basiru Audu, was said to have on July 16 sneaked into his children’s room along London Street in...