A 53-year-old man in Kogi State, Yusuf Alabi, arrested for committing incest with his two daughters has claimed that he was only doing it to save their lives, the Vanguard reports.
Parading the suspect, the Acting police commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Austine Evbakhabokun said, Alabi was apprehended following a complaint by one of his sons, Abdulmalik to the state Investigation and Intelligence Bureau, that his father was having sexual intercourse with two of his younger sisters.
The Police boss also said when the boy challenged his father for committing the act, the suspect threatened to kill him if the news went public, cajoling the son that he was protecting his sisters.
The acting commissioner of Police said further that the suspect has also confessed to the crime with an explanation that he committed the illicit acts in order to save his children from premature death.
The suspect also made a shocking statement while being questioned by journalists that none of his daughters offered resistance anytime he approached them for sexual intercourse.
As if it wasn’t shocking enough that the man was committing incest with his daughters, his wife has called on the police not to prosecute her husband saying though he might have committed the crime but the issue was a ‘family matter’ and should be allowed to be settled within the family.