AN UNREPENTANT middle aged father, an indigene of IfaIkot Obong in Uyo Local Government of Akwa Ibom State, Joseph Essien has allegedly defiled his 13-year old step daughter.
Essien who is married to the girl’s mother and have two children from her, was said to have forced himself on the girl on four occasions, until the bubble busted while attempting to embark on a fifth illicit act.
Parading the suspect on Monday at the state Police Command Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo said the wicked father carried out the heinous act in an apartment he provided for the girl.
Confirming the defilement, the victim said her father lured her and slept with her on four occasions until her mother knew of it.
Collaborating, her daughter’s statement, mother of the victim said her husband on the fateful day, left her in their bedroom and sneaked out and entered the girl’s room to carry out the devil’s act.
The sobbing mother of three, said she lost her former husband to death and remarried Essien to discover that he is a” beast from the pit of hell” she vowed never to marry Essien again in her life.
But speaking with our crime reporter, Essien said that his wife and daughter made the allegation because they had unresolved issues. He however refused to say what took him to the girl’s room in the middle of the night.