The Edo State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly raping and impregnating his 13-year-old daughter in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.
Meanwhile, the girl said her father had slept with her right from when she was in primary six at the age of seven and continued until she became 13 years old.
The suspect who is a commercial cyclist from Cross-River denied any connection to his daughter’s condition.
Moses was paraded on Wednesday at the police command headquarters in Asaba.
The suspect claimed that efforts to marry a wife after the death of the victim’s mother in 2013 have proven abortive.
He said, “I was told that I impregnated my daughter. Someone else owns that pregnancy; she told them (community members) that I was responsible for it.
“I never slept with her. A woman told me that she was pregnant. The following day, the community summoned me and the police arrested me. When I told the police that I was not responsible for the pregnancy, they began to beat me up.
“I used to have a girlfriend, but her people quarrelled with me and told me to leave her alone because she was someone else’s wife”.
However, his teenage daughter insisted that her father was responsible for her pregnancy and had threatened to kill her if she exposed his action.
The girl said, “My father slept with me five times. He started when I was a little girl.
“He would order me to come on the bed and begin to touch my waist. When I told him to leave me alone, he said that he would severe my head with a machete.
“When I reported him to some people in the community, they beat him up”.