A 49-year-old trader, Uchena Elumadu, has confessed to raping his 15 year-old daughter.
Elumadu had been accused of raping his unnamed daughter, his first child, at their home on Martins Street, new Oko Oba, in the Agege area of Lagos State and administered drugs on her to prevent pregnancy.
The Imo State indigene was paraded before newsmen on Thursday at the state police headquarters.
In his confession, he said he had only raped his daughter twice, adding that he was drunk the first time he committed the act.
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. They got me drunk. 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,” Elumadu added.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspect, said the command was investigating the suspect for a case of defilement.
“He would be charged to court soon and must be prosecuted accordingly,” the CP stated, adding that the victim had been admitted at the Police Cottage Hospital, Ikeja Police College, where she is receiving treatment in partnership with Mirabel Centre, Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.