A Father of two who hails from Akwa- Ibom state, Emmanuel Ubom, 42 has been arraigned by the police in Lagos state for allegedly impregnating his own daughter.
Emmanuel was believed to have been committing incest for a long time. Trouble started when his said daughter got tired of his play and confided in a neighbour who has played the role of a mother since the death of hers. The woman later caught Emmanuel trying to pounce on his daughter and alerted everyone.
Emmanuel who pleaded guilty gave an unbelievable reason of his daughter reminding him of his late wife:
“I can’t deny the fact that I used to sleep with my daughter. I don’t know what came over me; it is the devil’s work. Since I lost my wife five years ago, I have been so lonely and sexually starved, I don’t know how it all started, but my first daughter looks more like her mother; she possesses the physique and charming looks of her mother.”
“I am so ashamed of myself; I just pray my daughters would forgive me, likewise the spirit of their dead mother,”
Friday Eze, a policeman on the case urged the court to reward the accused with the right punishment.
“This act is becoming more rampant in our present day society, and if severe punishment is not handed to offenders to serve as scapegoat to others, the message wouldn’t be driven home properly. Where I come from, this barbaric act of father forcefully having carnal knowledge of the daughter could lead to ex-communication or even ostracizing of the man if found guilty. Ubom shouldn’t be pitied,”