National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters, NAPTIP, has said that a 58-year-old father, who allegedly impregnated his 14-year-old daughter is currently being detained.
The man and his daughter were paraded before journalists November 15 by Deputy Police Spokesman, DSP Samuel Jinadu in his Ikeja office.
Police said that the man forcefully had carnal knowledge of his daughter who delivered a baby girl from the relationship.
Mr. Godwin Morka, head of NAPTIP, Lagos zone, told newsmen, that the agency decided to prosecute the man to serve as deterrent to other men who think they can take advantage of their daughters.
Morka said that the man would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
Speaking with newsmen, the daughter said that whenever she refused to sleep with her father he beat her.
She said: “If I refuse to sleep with my father he will beat me. One day he came home and saw me with a boy of my age. My father plugged a pressing iron and used it on my face, telling me not to associate with anyboy so that our secret will not be exposed.
“He sleeps with me twice every week except when I am menstruating; my twin brother always leaves the room whenever my father sleeps with me.”
Morka advised mothers to always take their female child along whenever their marriage is broken.