A 35 year old man, Moses Friday, has been arrested and paraded by the Edo state police command yesterday, after succeeding in impregnating his 13 year old daughter, precious Friday, who he had been sexually abusing for a long time in ikpoba, benin city.
It was gathered that Mr Moses, who hails from Cross River State, but resides in Edo State, had been sleeping with his daughter since she was 7 years old.
According to sources, when the community members discovered that the girl was pregnant for her father, they informed the Police, who later arrested him.
It was also learnt that the victim, a primary six pupil, lost her mother five years ago and has been living with the suspect, who constantly abused her sexually.
while speaking with reporters, Precious, who is about five months pregnant, said: “My father slept with me five times. He started when I was very small. He started by touching my waist. When I said no, he said if I shout he will use cutlass to kill me.
Some neighbors 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.”
Mr friday, However, denied sleeping with his daughter, saying the minor told the community that he was the one that impregnated her, which is not true. He said: “I have a girlfriend. .
But when people came to my house and beat me up, claiming I was going out with a married woman, I abandoned her. I did not impregnate her”. He said.