A single parent and father of three named Eromosele Mahmud,47years old from the Esako West Local Government Area of Edo State but resident in Port Harcourt has been arrested by the police in Rivers State and has confessed to have been raping the his biological daughter who is currently 16years old since she was 12.
Mahmud who is guilty of such act pleaded and said he doesnt know what came over him to commit such an incestuous act and also pleaded that the 2 months old pregnancy of his daughter be nortured and taken care of till birth as he is against abortion.
”This is a battle I have tried to fight over the years and it seems to be much bigger than me. I am not going to withdraw any fact or truth as far as this case is concerned. If this is the only way my daughter can be liberated if I go to prison, then it is good. My happiness is that I am relieved even as I speak to you now.”
“I can’t really remember when it started, but like I told you, it’s more of a spiritual thing. It is very unusual for a father to be sleeping with his own daughter. I am not a party to an abortion, so whatever it is, the social welfare people and other government officials involved in this matter know the best way to handle this pregnancy; as a father, I cannot support abortion for my daughter, what if anything happens to her in the process.”
“I don’t rape her regularly; it happens once or twice in a year; she used to be very cooperative, even when I don’t want it, she tries to force herself on me.”
According to the victim:
“It was my father who impregnated me; he started having sex with me when I was 12-year-old till now.”
“The first time he came and lay with me on the bed, when I tried to scream, he told me to shut up that my mates were doing the same thing and anytime I refused to allow him, he would not buy anything for me and he would refuse to pay my school fees.”