A man identified as Femi Orojo has allegedly raped and impregnated his 13-year-old step-daughter, Odunayo in Okitipupa town in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo state.
The suspect who is in his 40s allegedly committed the offence in October, 2015 while his wife and mother of the victim, Mrs Bunmi Joshua was not at home.
According to the mother, who had been married to the suspect for the past six years without any child, the suspect had taken to his heels immediately after confessing.
Bunmi explained that she discovered that Odunayo was five months pregnant last week when she felt sick.
She said, “It was one of my neighbour who called my attention to it recently that my girl was pregnant and anytime time I asked her about who was responsible for the pregnancy, she would be crying that if she said it she would die.
“I then took her to my pastor and after much pressure; she confessed that it was my husband.
“She told my pastor that when I was not around sometimes in October, my husband forcefully entered into her room with a machete and threatened to kill her if she did not allow him to sleep with her.
“After gaining entrance into her room, he forcefully had sex with her. After the sexual intercourse, my child said he brought out a red handkerchief to swear and warn her never to tell anybody or she would die. That is why she did not tell anyone. ”
Contacted over the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Femi Joseph confirmed the incident and said the police had started investigation on the matter.
Joseph added that the suspect was yet to be arrested and had been on the wanted list of the command.