A 45 year old man (names withheld) from Idundu in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State has been arrested by the state Police Command, for allegedly Desecrating his 17-year-old daughter and putting her in a family way.
A police officer, who simply identified himself as Sergeant Eni, said the randy man was arrested at Idundu axis of Akpabuyo council, while attempting to escape.
But the suspect, denied being responsible for the pregnancy, claiming that he never had unprotected sex with the 17-year-old daughter.
He said: “Any time I want to sleep with her, I must use condom so that she will not get pregnant.”
He admitted that the girl was his biological daughter but said, “man no be wood. How can my wife go to market to buy goods that she is selling, and stay there for two or three weeks.”
He, however, blamed his inglorious act on his wife, who he claimed was always travelling and staying away for weeks, starving him of sex.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim said trouble started some months ago, when the father approached her at night and pleaded with her to sleep with him. She said she resisted but her father became forceful, manhandled her and threatened to kill her, if she did not give in