23rd November, 2010
Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP)Â has said that a 58-year-old father, who allegedly impregnated his 14-year-oldÂ daughter is currently being detained.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 58-year old farmer and theÂ daughter were paraded before journalists on Nov. 15 by Deputy Police Spokesman, DSPÂ Samuel Jinadu in his Ikeja office.
The police said that the man forcefully had canal knowledge of his daughter and hasÂ now delivered aÂ baby girl from the relationship.
Mr Godwin Morka, head of NAPTIP, Lagos zone, toldÂ NAN, that the agency decided toÂ prosecute the man to serve as deterrent to other men, who think they can takeÂ advantage of their daughters.
Morka said that the man would be charged to court as soon as investigation wasÂ completed.
Speaking with NAN, the daughter said that whenever she refused to sleep with herÂ father he beat her.
â€œIf I refuse to sleep with my father he will beat me. One day he came home and sawÂ me with a boy of my age, my father plugged a pressing iron and used it on my face,Â telling me not to associate with any boy so that our secret will not be exposed.
â€œHe sleeps with me twice every week except when I am menstruating; my twin brotherÂ always leave the room whenever my father sleeps with me,â€ she added.