Uncle rapes his niece because she served him dirty waterBy Mason White 2:46 PM January 19, 2015
|Water well illustration|
By: Tanya Malhotra
An uncle punished his niece by raping her three times, after accusing her of serving him dirty water, prosecutors in Nigeria said.
Now, 24-year-old Manager Ncube of Plumtree, a single father of three children, has been sentenced to serve 16 years in prison for raping his niece three times.
Ncube denied the allegations, but was convicted following a trial.
Ncube will serve at least 12 years in prison after four years of the sentence were suspended provided he does not commit a similar offense for the next 16 years.
According to the police investigation, Ncube approached his niece at a water well around 2:00 p.m. Ncube asked her for water and the girl gave him some to drink.
After drinking, Ncube slapped the girl on the face and accused her of serving him contaminated water. Ncube grabbed her and dragged her to his farm.
He took her to his bedroom and forcibly undressed her. Then he raped her three times. The girl went home and revealed the abuse to a friend who alerted the police.