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A man was arrested and charged with child rape after he allegedly raped his own daughter while his wife went to church, police in Nigeria said.
Delta State Police said that they have arrested the 55-year-old businessman, identified as Joseph Oboshi for raping his 11-year-old daughter.
The incident occurred on Monday night, when the wife of the suspect, who is also the mother of the victim, had gone with her two other children to church for a special night prayer session.
According to the initial police investigation, the rape incident began about two hours after the wife left the house. The suspect told police that he was overcome by the devil before raping his daughter.
The girl began screaming and neighbors rushed over to the house to see what happened. They saw the suspect on top of his own daughter. The neighbors held the man down until police arrived.