One Mrs. Udoka has been arrested alongside three other men for sexually abusing her 12-year-old daughter in Calabar, Cross River State.
According to one of their neighbours who confirmed the story, the woman who has five children with five different men collected money from men including a retired 78-year-old soldier, Effiom Okon and four other men, and allowed them touch her child. The neighbour accused her of collecting N15,000 from the soldier.
“That woman is really insane; she is the biological mother of the girl. How can any sane mother allow men to abuse her daughter because she is poor? There is no excuse for the act apart from insanity.She collected N15,000 from old soldier and other petty cash from four other men. Whenever she sends her out to hawk Zobo, Fufu and other items, she also reminds her not to fail to visit old soldier and other clients.She has been doing this for long and mostly with elderly men, who are above 50 and mostly those receiving pension because that is how she ensures that money keeps coming.”
The girl reported the matter to her teacher in school, who, after verifying the information, went to a child rights foundation which led to Udoka’s arrest.
According to the source, “we thank God for the teacher, who the girl reported her plight to before schools vacated. She was the one who reported the case to a foundation that exposed the trade.
“She is currently nursing a baby, and the father of that child has not even visited since her arrest. That should tell you the kind of person she is; she is a bad person who is insane. No normal human being will allow that old-looking retired soldier to touch her daughter.”
The Cross Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ubgo, confirmed the incident, saying that three men and a woman have been arrested and that investigation was ongoing.