Thursday, July 1, 2010
Father Impregnates 12yr Old Daughter
A 50-year-old man, who allegedly impregnated his 12-year-old daughter has criticised those who are blaming him for accepting to be the biological father of his daughter’s baby. Philip Ben, a native of Itam in Akwa Ibom State, was unrepentant, as he hit back at the crowd which abused him for committing heresy.
Hear him: “Who among you has not committed any sin, let him cast the first stone. I am a Christian, an usher in my church (names withheld). I know what it means to offend God, by committing abortion. I didn’t want to kill either, the baby or my daughter I love so much.”
When asked if he knew the implication of being the father of his daughter’s child, he retorted: “I know the implication quite alright. It is abomination in my town, Itam, the devil has already put me to shame. I will go home to perform the necessary sacrifices and life goes on. I believe God has forgiven me. “I won’t mess up with her again. I am ashamed of myself, but the devil deceived me.”
On when he started making love to his daughter, he blamed her for his action. “I did not dream of doing such a thing. Please, pray against such temptation, it can happen to any man. I just came back from work that fateful day and was so tired. I came inside the room and met my daughter stark naked. I started admiring her and felt like a man and the devil took over. I did it, but I wasn’t the one that deflower her. She had been doing it before.”
He also countered the claim that the girl was 12 years old. “I am her father, I know when she was born. She is about 15 now. Don’t mind what she was saying. She also claimed I did it with her severally. That is a blatant lie. I only did it four times and that is why I doubt, if I am the real father of the unborn baby. She has other boyfriends.”
According to him, he had parted ways with the girl’s mother and married another woman, who died few months after she was delivered of twins. “This my daughter, who brought disgrace to me was living in the village, before I brought her to take care of the twins. She succeeded in seducing me. She is to be blamed for this disgraceful act.” The man who also blamed loneliness for his immoral behaviour said if his wife was alive, the incident wouldn’t have happened.
However, his daughter (names withheld) has maintained that she was drugged by her father the first time he had canal knowledge of her. “I swear, he gave me something that looked like hot drink. After drinking it, I became weak and slept off, but I knew he was doing something to me. I could not do anything as I was weak.”
She said the following day, her father apologized for his action, but still slept with her. “He begged me for forgiveness, claiming to be having problem of loneliness. It was a neighbour who noticed that I was pregnant. I told her what really happened. I told her that the pregnancy belonged to my father and that he was the one who deflowered me. Since then, I have not made love to any other man apart from him. He did it severally. I can’t remember how many times. It was on daily basis for almost one year now.”