Court jails father for raping 17-year-old daughter

An Egor Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo, on Friday sentenced 40-year-old Lucky Idahosa to 14 years imprisonment for raping his 17-year-old daughter.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Igho Braimah, jailed the accused after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The convict had in the plea told the court that he committed the act for money ritual.

Braimah said that no matter what a father considered opportunity to become rich, he should not yield to the temptation of nursing idea of having canal knowledge of “his blood’’, let alone “really doing it’’.

Consequently, she sentenced the accused to 14 years jail term.

The prosecutor, Mr Osaretin Ogiehon, had told the court that the accused committed the incest sometime in June, 2016.

He said that act, which was done without the consent of the girl, took place at their 37, Upper S and T Barracks Street, Off Uselu-Lagos Road, Benin home.

The prosecutor told the court that the offence contravened section 358 of the Criminal Code.

Led in evidence by the prosecutor, the victim of the incest had told the court that her father gave her concoction, which made her unconscious before he committed the act.

She added that her father warned her not to mention it to anyone.