The police in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have arrested and arraigned a 47-year old man, Akah Nkereuwem Udoh, for allegedly impregnating his sister’s 13-year-old daughter who was living with him.
After impregnating the little girl, he offered to marry the victim at the Igando police station as a condition to settle the matter, even though the victim is the daughter of his blood sister.
The incident occurred at 31, Rauf Adebiyi Street, Igando, on the outskirts of Lagos.
The Akwa Ibom state-born Udoh is now facing charges of sexually abusing the girl at the Ejigbo magistrate’s court, Lagos.
He was said to have gone to his village and promised his sister, Mrs. Blessing Bassey, that he would take one of her daughters to Lagos and send her to school, a request her sister gladly accepted.
Udoh then brought the victim to Lagos under false pretence of sending her to school and they started living together with his wife and two children at Igando, Lagos.
According to report, not quite long after he brought her to Lagos, he seduced her and started having sex with her without his wife’s knowledge.
He warned the girl not to tell anybody about it.
He reportedly returns home to have sex with the girl when his wife leaves for work.
This continued until he impregnated the girl and kept her somewhere to conceal the pregnancy.
Trouble began for Udoh when members of the victim’s family were contacted and they demanded to see the victim.
He initiatially refused to disclose where he kept the girl until state welfare officials intervened and contacted the police.
The police arrested Udoh and took him to the station where he confessed to what happened and promised to marry the pregnant girl.
The promise, however, did not deter the police from charging him to court.