By Rotimi Ojomoyela,
Ado-Ekiti—Residents of Emure in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State are yet to recover from the shock of why a 50-year-old man, simply identified as Williams, would impregnate his 14-year old daughter (names withheld), and subsequently murdered her to cover up his crime.
Residents in the community told newsmen that Williams had, few months ago, put his 14-year-old daughter in the family way after series of alleged illicit affair with her.
They added that they started noticing some transformations in the girl that suggested that she was pregnant and that this strange development raised their curiosity,
The neighbours said eventually they confirmed that she was impregnated by her father.
According to Anike, a resident in the community, “Williams took his ‘expectant girl’ to his farm in Aba Iso area of the community, where it was learned that he strangulated the girl to death.
“We are sure Williams killed his pregnant girl to cover up his crime because the girl’s pregnancy was already becoming conspicuous and everyone knew that it was her father who slept with her.
“It took us a while before we were able to apprehend Williams and hand him over to the traditional chiefs in the community.”
We’re not aware—POLICE
When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, denied any knowledge of the incident, saying “the matter has not been officially reported to us.”