According to the police, on the mentioned dates in the incident which occurred in Zakari of Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, the accused took his biological daughter to his matrimonial room at about 10pm and had canal knowledge of her without her consent. It was further confirmed that the girl is currently carrying a two-months-old pregnancy for her father.
Though the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges before the magistrate, Mr. Dorabo Sikam, the prosecution counsel stated that the accused committed incest and rape by his action contrary to section 390 and 282 of the Penal Code.
NAN reported that the Prosecutor, Insp. Baba Shekari, asked for the adjournment of the case to enable the police to complete their investigation.
The magistrate adjourned the case until May 21 and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
This follows up report of a 50-year-old private guard, who was arrested for having carnal knowledge of his daughter, which resulted in pregnancy. The man reportedly claimed his daughter raped him, while also blaming his indulgence on the devil.
Preliminary investigation by policemen at Igando Division revealed that the suspect, Taiwo Oyelabi, had been sleeping with his biological daughter since November 2017. It was further revealed that he often went to work with his daughter, aged 21, where the act also took place. Trouble started for the girl, who is a twin, after her parents separated. Their aunt, who resides in Cote D’Ivoire, took custody of the children until they returned last year.
Explaining how the suspect was arrested, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, who described the act as not only un-African but against the law and humanity, said:
“Sometime in November 2017, the suspect took the now grown girl from his sister and brought her home to live with him in his house at Iyaba-Oba. Since then, the suspect had been having inappropriate sexual liaisons with his daughter and the unholy liaison between father and daughter resulted in pregnancy. Investigation into the case revealed that the suspect is a security guard. But the strange part is that whenever he was going to work, he went with his daughter. This strange behavior attracted the attention of the community and they reported it to the Police.”