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Man blames wife for raping 7-year-old girl claiming she sent her to seduce him

By Mason White 1:01 PM February 18, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man who was arrested on charges of rape, told police that his wife is to blame for the incident, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they have arrested the man identified as Uchenna, 29, after being accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in his home while his wife was cooking dinner in the yard.

During questioning, Uchenna told investigators that his wife brought the child into his home despite his protests. The incident began on Wednesday morning, as Uchenna was preparing to go out of his home for work.

His wife told him that she would be watching a neighbor’s girl for the day. Uchenna refused to allow the girl into his home and told his wife to return her to her mother.

However, when Uchenna came home from work, the girl was still in his home.

Later that evening, while the suspect’s wife was preparing dinner in the yard, the girl allegedly climbed on top of Uchenna.

Uchenna against told his wife to take the girl to her mother, but she refused. A few minutes later, the girl asked to be given a bath, and Uchenna took her to the bathroom, where he raped her.

Uchenna told police that it seems his wife wanted him to rape the child because she sent her into his bedroom. Uchenna was charged with one count of rape.