Yesterday, Eket Police Division, led by Mr Sunday Digha with the effort of Eket Local Government Chairman's wife, Mrs. Bright Archibong and FIDA,Akwa Ibom State, arrested one Mr. Godwin Jeremiah, a bricklayer from Ikot Udota Community in Eket LGA,for allegedly raping his 13 year old daughter, a JSS 1 Students,Miss Emem Godwin Jeremiah.
The suspect,it was gathered to have started harassing his daughter sexually from 2019.
Narrating her ordeal,little Miss Emem Godwin,who broke out in tears, accused her father who forcefully had sex with her mostly in the night almost on a daily basis and sometimes encouraged his friend,Michael from Ikot Udoma Village to join him in the act.
Her words, "My father forcefully abused me sexually beginning from 2019, this occurs almost on a daily basis,irrespective of my resistance due to pains and injury I sustained from the ungodly act,first I reported the case to my step mother because my mother is late. She confronted my father but she was beaten and this led to her fleeing from my father's house with my Step Sister.
"When the incidence was becoming unbearable to me,I ran and reported to the police which led to his first arrest but due to the intervention of my aunty,who did not believe my story,he was released on bail.
After his released from the police cell,I did not have any option than to return back to the house and stayed with my father.
The matter grow from bad to worse ,it was the darkest moment in my life, this time my father did not allow me to sleep,he forcefully abused me through out the night,it was coming on daily basis.
Since nobody was there to help,I decided to run away from my father's house to an unknown destination, but fate led to my meeting a compassionate mother,Mrs Bright Archibong, and the President of FIDA ,Barr Emem Ette who rose up to fight on my behalf".