In Ekiti: Man Kills 14-Year-Old Daughter After Impregnating Her
A 50-year-old man accused of murdering his 14-year-old daughter after raping her severally to the point of pregnancy has been handed over to authorities in Emure, Ekiti state.
The suspect, identified simply as William, whose wife and mother of the teenage girl, had separated from him, was said to have had sexual intercourse with his daughter, threatening to kill her, if she told anybody about the incest.
According to sources in Emure community, the deceased remained with her father during the unsuccessful coupling as the rest of her younger siblings went with their mum.
The ‘scornful’ focus of attention then beamed on Williams the moment when the pregnancy of the deceased became conspicuous – as locals stood their ground that the teenage girl was never known to have any boyfriend in her lifetime nor was she promiscuous.
The Nation gathered that William was on Sunday apprehended at a spot where he was allegedly digging the grave to secretly bury the daughter after allegedly strangling her to death.
The prompt intervention of the chiefs at the town’s palace prevented the angry mob from lynching him to death as they were urged not to take the law into their hands.
Speaking on the incident, a resident of the community, Anike, claimed that William in a bid to cover up the crime of serial rape of his daughter took her to his farm located in Aba Iso area of the community and allegedly strangled her to death with the unborn baby.
She said: “We are sure Williams killed his pregnant girl so as to cover up his crime because the girl’s pregnancy was already becoming very conspicuous and everyone knew that it was her father, who slept with her.”
Another resident, Omodele said: “It took us a while before we were able to apprehend William and drag him to the Oba’s palace.”
When contacted, the police spokesman Alberto Adeyemi said the matter had not been reported to the state police command headquarters.