A trader, Uchena Elumadu, 49, who allegedly raped his daughter in the Agege area of Lagos State, has said he was drunk the first time he raped her.
Elumadu said his friends made him drunk that night.
Our correspondent had reported that the Imo State indigene raped his first child at their home on Martins Street, new Oko Oba, Agege, each time his wife was not around.
He was said to have administered drug on her each time he slept with her to prevent pregnancy.
Elumadu, who was paraded before pressmen on Thursday after he was arrested, said he had only raped his daughter twice.
He said, “I don’t know what came over me. I have only raped her twice. My wife doesn’t know I have been doing this. I first slept with her sometime last year.
“That day, I had gone for a naming ceremony and I was drunk. My friend had abused me that I always took non-alcoholic drinks and I should try a little alcohol. It was the little I took that made me misbehave. The second time, I was in the house with my wife when I sneaked into the room and raped her.
“I was not the one that deflowered her. When I slept with her the first time and I asked why she was not a virgin, she could not answer me. I have committed a great sin and I have asked God to forgive my wrong.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspect would be charged to court.