The police in Calabar have arrested a retired army captain, Bassey Ekanem , for allegedly defiling his four – year old niece.
The incident happened at Ekanem ’ s residence at 12 , Edim Ibangha Street, Big Qua Town , Calabar .
According to a source , Ekanem , who is in his 60s , claimed he was under the influence of alcohol.
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A neighbour , who pleaded not to be named , revealed that Ekanem , “ had sent the lady living with him to the market ; then he lured the little girl into his apartment and started fingering her and broke her hymen in the process .
“ It was the victim ’ s younger brother who is about two years old who told their mother that grandpa put his hand inside her sister’ s bum- bum before their mother raised the alarm and the matter was reported to the police . ”
The Principal Counsel , Basic Right Council Initiative , James Ibor, said , “ This particular matter cannot be swept under the carpet and the suspect must face the full wrath of the law even though they are related. ”
The Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Irene Ugbo, said , “ The man is in our custody .
I won ’ t say much until we get the medical report on the incident . ”
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