And test conducted on her at the Orile Agege General Hospital showed that she was no longer a virgin.
The alleged illicit act was exposed when the little girl's three-year old brother told their mother that somebody used to lay his sister down when nobody was around.
Their mother became curious and questioned the girl, who later revealed that Nwankwo had been having sex with her.
According to the girl’s mother:
"When I first asked her, she denied it but when I threatened to pour pepper on her, she opened up and said it was her father’s friend that slept with her. My husband has been feeding Nwankwo for years. People even thought my husband was his younger brother because of their closeness."
The 10-year old girl, who is in Junior Secondary School 1, had explained to her and the Esther Child Rights Foundation, which pursued the matter, that Nwankwo would lay her down on a plank after putting a foam on top of it and then have carnal knowledge of her.
She alleged that the man usually brought out a knife and threatened to kill her if she reported the matter to anybody.
The little girl added that because he lays her on a plank during the act, that was why she normally complains of waist pain.
The matter was reported at the AIT Police Station which led to the suspect’s arrest.
It was gathered that the police tried to cover up the matter even when the test conducted on the girl proved that she was no longer a virgin.
The test result was tendered to the police but they were not willing to prosecute the suspect.
The culprit was released and re-arrested after the Esther Child Rights Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, intervened and demanded for justice.
This led the police to arraign the suspect at the Magistrate’s Court 6, Ikeja.