A 47-year-old single father has been arrested for allegedly raping his own daughter in Imo State.
The suspect identified as Uchenna Egbuchulem, was reported to Imo state police by his neighbors, after the 17-year-old daughter started showing pregnancy symptoms.
According to the police, the victim, Adaku Egbuchulem, 17, was an infant when her father separated from her mother, a native of Ivory Coast, who left the marriage and returned to her country. It was gathered that Egbuchulem began to force her to bed by threatening to kill her with a machete.
Explaining further the police said that the suspect had threatened to kill his daughter if she refuses to allow him to have sexual affair with her. The police also added that the mother of the victim had left her husband when her daughter was still an infant.
According to the police, “On the 12/5/2020, upon a report received by a good samaritan, operatives of the Divisional Police Hq, Mbaitoli local government arrested the suspect for forcefully having carnal knowledge of his biological daughter to the extent of getting her pregnant.
“The mother of the girl (a native of IVORY COAST) was said to have left the marriage and returned back home when the girl was an infant.
“The dad then began to take advantage of her, He was said to have forced her to bed by threatening to kill her with a matchet.
“Meanwhile, investigation has commenced, and he will be charged to court accordingly.