Thursday, 6 March 2014
I Rapéd My Daughter So I Can Make It Big –– Father Confesses
A 42-year-old man, Pedro Anegbe, has told an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court that a spirit asked him to rapé his 15-year-old daughter in order to get a good job. He said the voice ordered him to rapé the girl shortly after he lost his job and was idle at home.
Mr Anegbe was arraigned on two counts for defiling his 15-year-old daughter (name withheld) at their home on Ifelodun Street, Fatolu Ipaja, Lagos State.
The magistrate, Olanrewaju Olatunji, asked Anegbe why he rapéd his daughter. See his response below:
“I am actually living with my wife and three children. I have two girls and a boy. She is my first born. I have had séx with her just two times. The first was on January 27, 2014. But I cannot remember the date of the second one.
“I did it because I thought it was God talking to me, but later I knew it was an evil spirit. The voice said I needed power. To get the power, the voice said I must damage some things...
“I started destroying the clutch and brake of the vehicle I was given to drive. Then the voice told me I should stop delivering money to the owner of the vehicle after each day’s work. I stopped and I was sacked.
“I became idle after I lost my job. The voice came again, saying I should have séx with my daughter or else I would not get another job. That was why I slépt with her.”
The Investigating Police Officer, Sgt. Bakare Murtala, told the court his findings in the course of investigation. “The defendant is the biological father of the girl. She told us her father had sexually harassed her. We asked him about his daughter’s allegation and he confessed to the crime. He said he had rapéd her twice.”
However, despite his admission, Me Anegbe pleaded not guilty to the charge of rape.
The Magistrate asked him: “You have confessed that you raped your daughter, why then did you still say you were not guilty of the crime after the charge was read to you? Don’t you understand the charge or what is the problem?”
He replied: “I am just forcing myself to talk, because the voice said I should not say anything,” Anegbe said.
The magistrate ruled, “This is a bailable offence, but it is a family matter. The defendant is to be remanded in prison pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.”
The matter was adjourned till April 4, 2014, to get the DPP's advise on how to handle the "family matter".