A 35-year-old man, Moses Friday, has been arrested by The Edo State Police Command for impregnating teenage daughter, who is a 13-year-old primary school pupil in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area.
The suspect, who is a commercial motorcyclist, denied having any sexual intercourse with his daughter, but accused his teenage daughter of sleeping around, Guardian reports.
According to him:
“she told the police that I am responsible for her pregnancy and I told the police that I am not but they did not believe me. They started beating me and because of that, I admitted that I did it.”
The victim, who is now five months and one week old pregnant, however, said her biological father had been having carnal knowledge of her since she was seven-year-old, adding that each time she attempted to scream for help for neighbours to come to her rescue, her father would threaten to kill her with his machete.
“My father used everything to force me to come to the bed and lie with him. I have told my father no several times, but he would threaten to kill me with his cutlass.
I am in Primary six and some neighbours saw me and took me to the community leader in our area at Okha, where they asked me what happened to my stomach.
I didn’t know what they were saying. They asked me when I last saw my menstrual period. I didn’t understand what they are talking about, until the police told me I am pregnant and asked me who did it. I told them my father sleeps with me at night,” she said.
The suspect, who hails from Cross River State, said he lost his wife, the mother of his three children some years ago and was earlier living in Ologbo town before he was chased by the community youths over his sexual promiscuity.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, while parading 76 suspects allegedly involved in various offences ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism, said the suspect is notorious for the heinous act, as he has been chased from several communities where he resided owing to complaints about his sexual atrocities.
Kokumo said the suspects would soon be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.