Communities Fine Two Men For Raping Their Daughters
Elders of Ukwu-Agba community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area and Ettam village, Okpoitumo community in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, have sanctioned two men for reportedly sleeping with their daughters. First was a middle-aged man, Onwe Bernard, of Ukwu- Agba community who was accused of defiling his 13-year-old daughter (name withheld). Bernard was said to have slept with his daughter several times with a threat to kill her if she tells anyone.
But luck ran out on him when his wife saw him Unclad in middle of the night on top of the girl and raised the alarm which attracted neighbours and elders of the community. The family was sleeping when Bernard went to meet his daughter in her room and allegedly slept with the girl.
When the wife woke up and did not see her husband for several minutes, she became uncomfortable and started looking for him. She later saw the man’s foot wears in front of their daughter’s room. When she opened the door, she saw Bernard on top of the girl Unclad. Narrating the accident to the elders of the community, the victim said her father had had sex with her several times and had threatened to stab her to death if anyone heard about it.
The girl is a secondary school student who lives in school but, according to her, any weekend she comes home, her father will insist on sleeping with her. She said: “My father has being having intercourse with me in the night in my room. I live in a room located close to the building where father and my mother live.
“So in the night, my father usually comes to my room to sleep with me and usually threatens to stab me to death if anyone hears it. Because of this, I am always afraid to disclose it to anyone, including my mother.”