Police arrest father for defiling his 4 daughters
May 29, 2018
Police in Rivers state has arrested a certain Michael Akpan-Isaiah, for allegedly defiling his four daughters.
The children aged between two and 17 years. Isaiah were defiled between April and May at Borokiri Sand Field, Port Harcourt.
The charge reads: “That you, Michael Akpan Isaiah, sometime in April, 2018, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of (name withheld) without her consent
That you, Michael Akpan Isaiah, sometime in May 2018, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of (name withheld) aged 7 years old.” The accused admitted to committing the crime but claimed he was manipulated.
Fortune Ada Ndah, a Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) representative, slammed the claim saying he carried out the act in his right senses.
Ndah alleged that the incest had been going on even before the two-year-old was born. “The accused has been forcefully sleeping with his daughters for the past three years,” Ndah added.
Chief Magistrate Zinnah Alikor tagged the act a wicked and devilish one blaming the children’s mother for not having a close relationship with her children.
Alikor declined jurisdiction on the charge and ordered that the original case file be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice. She ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody and adjourned the matter sine dine.
Addressing reporters after the sitting, Ndah said: “Medical diagnosis conducted on the children showed they have been defiled. FIDA is not happy about this irresponsible act of a man to his daughters. We will ensure the matter is prosecuted to act as a deterrent to others.”
Speaking on the case, the victim’s mother said she reported to her in-laws when she first noticed the amorous relationship between her husband and their daughters but lamented that no action was taken. She alleged that her husband threatened and beat her and the children up anytime they complained.