By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
A 55-year old man identified as Osaro has been arrested by men of the Edo State Police Command for allegedly defiling his nine year-old daughter.
The incident happened weeks after the accused was said to have impregnated his 17-years-old daughter (name withheld).
Osaro’s wife also identified as Stella, told newsmen at the Ogida Police Division that she returned to her husband house after he repented of his sins.
“This husband wanted to sleep with my second daughter but he denied. He later succeeded in sleeping with my other daughter. After impregnating the girl, he begged me severally to forgive him. He started the church I attended and confessed what he has done. The church members begged me and I accepted him. He has already paid my bride price so I went back.
“After we settled back, my husband started with his own daughter. The little girl told me what she was going through in the hands of her father. I asked my husband but he denied. He said he has stopped the act since he repented. One afternoon, I caught him on top of our daughter. I didn’t realize it was my daughter he was making love to. I went to the church and vowed that I cannot continue with the marriage. I was tired of forgiving him all the time.”
“On Christmas Day, he drove me outside at about 8pm. He was alone inside with the children. The next day, my daughter told me what he did to her. When I decided to check my daughter’s vaginal, he decided to beat me up but neighbours intervened”.
The victim who narrated how her father defiled her urged the police to jail her father.