Police arrest father for allegedly raping 3 own daughters

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The Nasarawa State Police command on Friday paraded one Ikechukwu Desmond Okwonkwo for allegedly raping three of his daughters.

The police also paraded seven other rapists who gang-raped a beer seller.

Addressing journalists at the state Criminal Investigation Department on the successes recorded by his Command between September and October 2014, the state Police Commissioner, Usman Yakubu, said Mr. Okwonkwo’s wife reported the matter to the police.

The police commissioner alleged that the girls were in their father’s custody when he committed the crime.

Th Commissioner said the victims had since corroborated their mothers testimony that their father had actually had carnal knowledge of them.

Mr. Yakubu did not provide the ages of the three girls. He also did not say when Mr. Okwonkwo would be charged to court.

On the seven other alleged rapists arrested, the commissioner said they deceived one Joy (surname withheld so she is not stigmatized) by offering her a lift in their car after having drinks in her beer parlor only to take her to a different destination and raped her.

The commissioner said, “That on 20/9/2014 at about 10:00hrs one …. (name withheld) ‘f’ of Abuja street Lafia reported at ‘B’ Division that on the 19/9/2014 at about 19:00hrs a group of boys numbering seven came to her shop and drank beer up till 00:00hrs”

“When she closed her shop then the same boys told her to enter their car so that they will drop her at home but instead they took her to the house of one of them called Mohammed Suleiman ’m’ at Mand ‘D’ private hospital along Jos road, Lafia, and had sexual intercourse without her consent”.

“We have recorded activities of scrupulous elements who are in the habit of raping innocent minors.

“Notable among them is one Ikechukwu Demond Okwonkwo who has been having carnal knowledge of his three daughters. This revelation was made known to the police by his wife.

“The Police Command is therefore using this medium to appeal to the general public to report any case of rape/defilement/incest to the nearest Police Station so as to curb this condemnable act”

Mr. Yakubu also said his command arrested five armed robbers and recovered one Ak 47 rifle and eight locally made pistol during the period under review.

Eight other suspects, he said, were arrested for criminal conspiracy and mischief.

The commissioner said his command was working hard to eradicate crime in the state so “that the people of Nasarawa State can sleep with their two eyes closed”.

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