by Isi Esene
Agbofa Yao Hateka, a Ghanaian fetish priest, was arraigned before a Sogakope court recently and charged with incest.
The 47 year old was accused for fathering nine children with his daughter, four of whom were dead.
According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Atsor, the case was reported to the Dabala Police by the chief of Ashagborkope, Togbui Sekpetey II.
The complainant had last month told the police that the accused was married to his biological daughter, Baby Hateka, with whom he had nine kids.
The court was stunned when the prosecutor revealed that Yao Hateka allegedly impregnated Baby when she was 11 years old and subsequently had eight other children with her.
There were however contradictory submissions between Baby and her father, during interrogation she claimed to have had eight children with her father out of which three died, but the accused person maintained he has only a two-year-old baby with his daughter called Dodzi.
The accused expressed disdain for those interfering in his sexual relationship with his daughter threatening to invoke his gods to bring death upon them.
The case has been adjourned to 20th July 2012 for judgement.