She said, “It happened on Monday at about 1a.m. I was watching the television with my neighbour till late and retired to bed. It was not quite long, I heard the scream of my child and ran to where the cry was coming from. But I was shocked when I saw him (Ekanem) defiling my child."

That was the 'horror' Blessing Joshua, mother of a 15-year-old baby witnessed at her place in Bayelsa State.

The 40-year-old mother, said she was shocked when she caught her lover, Oku Ekanem defiling her daughter.

The incident, which caused outrage among residents of Yenagoa, the state capital, occurred in Swali area of the metropolis.

The 50-year-old Ekanem, said to be an indigene of ‎Akwa Ibom State, was arrested by the police.

Joshua said, "He claimed it was the work of the devil and I told him that this would be last time the devil would use him and that I would take the matter seriously. He pleaded and closed the door to prevent me from calling neighbours. But I tricked him and ran outside with my child to call police patrol team at our junction.

“He was arrested but he denied the act. But a test carried out at the hospital showed that the minor was defiled.”

The matter is being investigated according to the police.

It remains unclear whether or not Ekanem is the father of the child he defiled.