The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Edo State, Hon. Magdalene Ohenhen has revealed that fathers impregnating their daughters is fast becoming a normal thing in the State.
She disclosed this yesterday during a protest by the Brave Heart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI) led by Lady Grace Osakue.
The protest was a call for justice for 17-year-old Gift Alonge who allegedly got impregnated by her father Jacob Alone in 2917.
“It’s a very sad situation. Edo State is becoming something else, and the earlier we stop it, the better for us. It is becoming a normal thing in Edo State for men to impregnate their own daughters,” the commissioner said.
Ohenhen cited another case of a man who slept with his daughter for over 10 years before the police got wind of the situation.
“It is time we stopped all these. Edo State forbids it, it is a taboo. We are begging Edo men to stop sleeping with their daughters, it is an abomination.”