51-year-old man arrested by NAPTIP for allegedly impregnating and sexually abusing his 15-year-old househelp

A 51-year-old Civil Engineer based in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Oluwadare Adesanmi, has been arrested by the operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), for alleged sexual abuse of his 15-year-old househelp which has resulted in a pregnancy.

The victim (Name withheld), a Junior Secondary School Student of one of government schools in the Dutse area of the Federal Capital Territory, was hired by the family as househelp about two years ago and had been living with them in their One- Bedroom apartment before the incident.

The Director – General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah Donli, had said that parents will henceforth be held responsible for any reported case of child abuse or defilement saying that it is the responsibility of parents to protect and shield their wards from any form of abuse.

The NAPTIP boss in her painful narration said that, the victim disclosed that the Ondo state born man forced her to have sexual intercourse with him on two occasions in the sitting room where she sleeps and threatened to deal with her if she talks to anyone about it.

The matter now came to the open when one of the teachers in her school noticed some of the changes in the girl and was taken to the hospital where a pregnancy test was done and it came out positive.

Upon interrogation, the man confessed but maintained that he only slept with her once.

“I am particularly sad over the increase in cases of sexual abuse and defilement of children across the country particularly the female child. It beats my imagination that children that God gave to us as our future could be turned to sex machine by some persons most of who are well respected in the society.

“This evil act must stop and I want to warn that NAPTIP shall henceforth hold parents of such children responsible because from all indications, it is the parents that often give them out to those sexually famished individuals thereby jeopardizing the future of such children in the process. Enough is enough.”, NAPTIP Boss said.

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