… Threatens her with cutlass
A MIDDLE-AGED man from Nduhu-Alaenyi, Ogwa in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Uchenna (surname withheld), was yesterday, arrested by police for allegedly raping and impregnating his 17-year-old daughter, (name withheld).
He was nabbed in the morning following a report lodged at an Owerri Divisional Police station by his neighbours.
Spokesperson of Imo Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident in a statement released to newsmen.
According to Ikeokwu, the suspect was caught in the act by a neighbour who immediately raised alarm before others joined him to report the incident to the police.
Neighbours also found the girl to be pregnant.
Ikeokwu further disclosed that the girl fell prey to her father after her Ivorian mother abandoned her as an infant. This subjected her to constant rape by her father who always threatened her with death should she expose his incestuous affair with her.
“The suspect threatens his daughter with a machete anytime he wants to rape her, saying he would kill her if she tells anybody,” the statement reads.
Ikeokwu added that investigation has since commenced into the matter.