Man nabbed for allegedly impregnating own daughter in Ekiti
He said his wife had sometimes got to know of the incident but it was resolved and concealed within the family. But the clandestine amorous affairs was later exposed when the young girl confided in her teacher during a lecture on sex education.
The suspect was arrested by the operatives of the police following a tip-off by the chairperson of Federation of Women Lawyer FIDA, Ekiti State chapter, Mrs. Seyi Ojo, who was contacted by the school authorities.
While narrating her ordeal, the victim disclosed that the issue started a few years ago when her father told her about how special she meant to him. She said her father started caressing her breast for some months before he began to have carnal sex with her.
In a statement by the command’s spokesman, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, in Ado Ekiti, David was said to have confessed to the crime. “The suspect had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of his biological daughter of 12 years for over three years.
“The suspect was arrested on the 29th of October, 2019 by our operatives after thorough investigation. However, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and he will be charged to court upon conclusion of our investigation”.
Given the high cases of incest, sexual and domestic violence recently, general overseer of Grace Family International Church, Reverend Yinka Ojo, has described the situation as unfortunate and urged families to inculcate good morals into their wards and children.
While speaking at the annual convention of the church, which began yesterday tagged: “Like a rushing mighty wind,” the cleric noted that a good upbringing has a lot of benefits in the development of the society.
According to him, the girl child needs to be taught some principles that would guide her against incest and other vices. He said: “The rate at which incest, sexual and domestic violence is being reported recently is alarming and it is time to sit up and address the situation. However, it boils down to the role of the parent. Most times, incest happens with a known person or someone close to the child who must have gained the trust of the parent and the child; for instance, it could be an uncle, neigbour, father or even cousin.
“Therefore there is a need for vigilance from the parent especially the mother, by developing a close relationship with their wards especially the girl child. Talking to them, training them and telling them nobody is allowed to call them “my wife” at a tender age. Also, telling them to report anyone that touches them in sensitive areas. I believe that if this is done, issues of incest will stop.”
He added that while domestic violence is not justifiable, most of the time it is caused by frustration and bad upbringing, he therefore urged those who are involved in it to stop and seek for counsels.
“Most of the time, it’s the men that abuse the woman and it is due to their upbringing. For instance, given the way I was raised, I was taught that no man has the right to beat a woman. What part of a woman should appeal to you to be punching? We need to train the male child that when issues happen, it should be settled amicably. Children pick things up from a tender age, if they don’t get it early enough, its most likely that they don’t get it for life. Some of these things result of a failure from the home front.”
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