‘’My Father Impregnated Me”- Young Girl Cries Out
The Edo State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly raping and impregnating his 13-year-old daughter in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.
The victim said her father had slept with her right from when she was 7 years and in primary 6.
He has ever since continued until she became 13 years old.
But the suspect, Moses who is a commercial motorcycle rider from Cross River State, denied sleeping his daughter and putting her in present condition.
He also claimed that efforts to get a wife, after the death of the victim’s mother in 2013, had not been successful.
The Command also paraded 76 other suspected criminals for various offences and no fewer than 47 arms were reportedly recovered from the suspects.
The suspect told reporters as he was paraded, “I was told that I impregnated my daughter. Someone else owns that pregnancy; she told them (community members) that I was responsible for it.
“I never slept with her. A woman told me that she was pregnant. The following day, the community summoned me and the police arrested me. When I told the police that I was not responsible for the pregnancy, they began to beat me up.
“I used to have a girlfriend, but her people quarrelled with me and told me to leave her alone because she was someone else’s wife.”
However, his teenage daughter insisted that her father was responsible for her pregnancy and had threatened to kill her if she exposed his action.
The teenager said, “My father slept with me five times. He started when I was a little girl.
“He would order me to come on the bed and begin to touch my waist. When I told him to leave me alone, he said that he would severe my head with a machete.
“When I reported him to some people in the community, they beat him up.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said 14 of the suspects were arrested for cultism in the Ekosodin area of Benin.
He said, “I got information that cult members at a time were on the rampage in a place and the police swooped on them. A total of 14 of them were arrested; arms and ammunition were recovered and investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting other members of the cult that have taken flight. As soon as we conclude our investigation, we will prosecute them in a court of law.”
The commissioner noted that some of the suspects made incursion into Edo from neighbouring states.
He said, “I want to sound a note of warning that criminals in Edo State by now should know that there is no place for them to continue in the state. It is high time they left.