The police in Lagos have dragged a man, Akin Isaac, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, for allegedly impregnating his 20-year-old biological daughter.
Aside from impregnating his daughter, the accused also forced her to abort the pregnancy.
The police said the accused had carnal knowledge of his daughter during the lockdown occasioned by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The prosecutor told the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, that the incident occurred when the girl was 17 years old.
The prosecution witness, while being led in evidence by a state prosecutor, Y. A. Alebiosu, said the girl was living with her grandmother before her father demanded that she moved in to stay with him.
The girl told the court that as soon as she moved in, her father who had two wives started touching her body in a suggestive manner.
“I was scared, so I begged him to leave me but he went to buy a cane, and later beat me with it in order to have sex with me.
“I was 17 years old, he said he would kill me if I told anyone. I was in JSS 3 and I am the kind of person that used to sing but I changed suddenly. I begged him one morning that I don’t want my life to spoil.
“I used to go to C&S church, he stopped me from going to the church but the pastor came to beg him to let me attend church.
“The second Sunday, I went to church but he stopped me again and said I should be attending Redeem church and I told him I don’t want to go there.
“Then, it happened that I didn’t see my menstruation. I told my female friend and I told my dad that I did not see my menstruation. I collected 15 injections for abortion. He bought a medicine, the medicine was not working.
“A nurse asked me who got me pregnant but I could not tell her it was my father. My dad took me to a place where there was no light and the pregnancy was terminated,” she added.
The trial judge adjourned the case till April 13, 2022.