A 37-year-old man, Augustine Obodoke, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for repeatedly sleeping with his 17-year-old daughter and impregnating her three times.
According to a Sunday Sun report, Obodoke’s incestuous adventures became public knowledge when the daughter got pregnant for a third time and was unwilling to terminate the pregnancy.
The Police reports indicated that the daughter’s cry for help was heard by the neighbours who reported the matter to the police at the Ugbowo Police Station in Benin City.
The police subsequently arrested Obodeke and have since detained him.
According to the daughter, the father started having the incestuous relationship with him after her mother’s death.
“He first impregnated me and we went for abortion. My father impregnated me the second time and I went for another abortion. He had arranged a doctor at Uselu who has been doing the abortion.
“My father impregnated me the third time and told me that we should go for another abortion but I ran out of the house. He then threatened to deal with me if I told anybody what has been happening between us.
“I have to cry out early in the morning which prompted our neighbours to intervene. Since my mother was late, anytime my father requested for sex, I felt I had no choice than to allow him have sex with me”, The girl narrated.
While giving his own side of the story, Obodeke admitted sleeping with his own daughter and impregnating her three times. He then blamed his actions on his wife’s death and his inability to remarry.
“It is true that I have been having sex with my own daughter. When she became pregnant the first time, I took her to one of my doctors at Uselu Quarters who terminated the pregnancy.
“I impregnated her the second time and I took her to the same doctor who terminated the pregnancy again. It was when I impregnated her the third time that she refused to follow me to the doctor for the abortion.
“I decided to be having sex with my daughter because my wife is late and I have not remarried. I decided to enjoy my own daughter by having sex with her.
“I want my daughter to forgive me because I have sinned against her. Nobody told me that what I was doing to my daughter was an abomination. I thought I was enjoying the sex with my daughter”, he said.
Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, the Edo State Police Commissioner confirmed that the man was arrested on November 22, 2013.
He further explained that the doctor who terminated the first pregnancies was still at large, assuring that the suspect would soon be charged to court.