A 47-year-old man, Julius Ochim, who allegedly fathered his granddaughter by impregnating his daughter, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State.
Ochim, said to be a commercial motorcyclist, was arrested when his daughter reported at Shagamu Police Division that her father had been having carnal knowledge of her since 2009, shortly after her mother’s death.
The 21-year-old lady said that her father’s s3xual relationship with her resulted in pregnancy three years ago, and the birth of a girl.
The lady said that though her father stopped for some time, he started pestering her for s3x again about three weeks ago, which led to a quarrel because of her refusal to yield to his advances.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune, said that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Shagamu Division, CSP Aduroja Moses, led the detectives to the residence of the man where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it all on the devil’s handwork. He confessed that he started having problem with the girl when she started going out with another person,” the PPRO stated.
In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, the suspect, who disclosed that he was from Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, said: “It is true that I had s3x with my daughter, but that was in 2015. I had it with her only twice, and she got pregnant.
“I sent her to my brother in my village and we both agreed that she should tell the people at home that she was impregnated by a fellow student.
“I have four female children. My wife was also from my state before she died in 2009.”
Ochim however denied making an attempt to sleep with his daughter again, saying that he was only trying to stop her from dating one of the Yahoo Boys.
“She was always on phone and I noticed her following some guys who were into internet fraud. I tried to stop her by destroying the phone but she went to report me to our landlord,” he said.
The suspect admitted committing incest, but said: “I don’t even understand myself. It is The lady, who also spoke with the Nigerian Tribune, said: “My father started having s3xual relationship with me when I was 12 years old. That was when we returned from our village after my mother’s burial.
“What happened was that a young guy was caught trying to rape me, and my father’s pastor told him to teach me s3x education. But he turned it to another rthing, and since I was a young girl, I didn’t understand what he was doing.
“By the time I was about to finish from SSS3 class, I got pregnant for him.
“I went to my uncle in the village to deliver the baby and following the agreement I had with my father, I told my uncle that the student who impregnated me had gone out of the country.
“After delivery, I thought about all that happened and was disturbed. On my return three months after delivery, I told my father to stop what he was doing to me, and he stopped.
“But about three weeks ago, he made the moves to continue and I did not agree to it. I went to report him to our landlord. He got angry and smashed my phone on the floor.
“He is evading saying the truth if he said he was not the one who deflowered me. He started when we returned from our village after the burial of my mother.
“He is also being economical with the truth when he said I was dating a Yahoo guy. He never allowed any man around me.
“My father would not allow me to work, so I had to depend totally on him. But now that he is away, I can start looking for a job to do. I don’t want a case; I just wanted him to stop pestering me for s3x.”
The PPRO said that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.the work of the devil.”