by Rachel Ogbu
A 58-year-old man in Bayelsa State has been arrested or allegedly impregnating his two daughters and attempting to rape his third daughter.
The two older sisters have faced previous sexual abuses from their father but his continuous attempt to rape his youngest child, 14, led her to report to her school’s counsellor during a guardian and counseling session at the Community Secondary School, Agbura.
The man from Agbura community, Yenagoa Local Government, Bayelsa State was on Thursday arrested as a result of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs, Pulu Zifawei who heard about the matter from the counselor.
The man’s 21-year-old son told reporters that he realized his father’s dirty secret when he was only 12.
“Our mother had reported the matter to the members of the family. On that day, our father nearly beat my mother to death. Each time the issue came up, my father would beat my mother,” he said.
The Punch reports:
The suspect was arrested and detained at the Azikoro Police Station.
A community source, Rowland Eview, told our correspondent that investigations by the police revealed that the suspect had already impregnated two of his daughters.
One of the daughters, 23, was said to have conceived twice for the father but mysteriously lost the babies at birth.
The second pregnant daughter was said to have relocated from the community out of shame.
His son said his father had also inflicted machete cuts on him and his elder brother for daring to challenge his actions.
A senior police officer at the Azikoro Police Station confirmed to our correspondent that the suspect was in detention but said the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, must be contacted for further details.
But Akhigbe told our correspondent that he was in a meeting.