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Father Turns Imbecile After Impregnating Daughter Twice

It was a tragic story that started when, John Oyewo, the 67-year-old resident of Manfile community in Upper Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin South area of Kwara State, formerly married to one Yetunde, separated from her to marry another woman, by name Feyisayo in 1992.

Between Yetunde and John, they had a girl, Esther. Then 15, she would go to stay with her dad, and his new wife. Her stepmother, who was a businesswoman, was often away from home. One thing led to another and in the course of the visits, an illicit affair started between father and daughter.

How it started 
She recalled the genesis of the sordid affair. “My father came home one night. I was fast asleep when he woke me up and asked if I had had my bath. I said no. Then he asked me to bathe with him and I joined him innocently.

While in the bathroom, he started touching my sensitive parts. Irritated, I Initially resisted him but when I could no longer hold it I became aroused and responded to his touching. We had it right there in the bathroom. Later, it became a constant thing. I was afraid but because I had nowhere to go, I endured it.”

The incestuous relationship resulted in Esther’s first pregnancy. She later gave birth to a child who died shortly after birth under mysterious circumstance. Still the shameful affair continued.

The girl got pregnant for her dad the second time, had another child who they christened Oreoluwa.

Reward of sacrilege 
This time around family and relations felt that they had had enough of this nonsense and sent father and daughter packing from their midst by way of communal ex-communication. That was how the duo left the family house to settle in their present abode at Manfile area in Upper Gaa Akanbi.

But while there, the second child who was hale and hearty and had started walking about, suddenly took ill and died. As if that was not enough ordeal, the father became afflicted with imbecility and left home never to be seen again, till today. As you read this, only God knows where he is.

To compound it all, Esther, now 39, has been afflicted with a strange illness the nature of which she would not want the public to know. But a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is assisting her, she said. In tears, she said to The Sun: “I thought what I was doing then was right not knowing I have committed a great crime that has ruined my life.”

Okasanmi Ajayi, Police PRO, said the only time victims usually bring such case to the attention of police is when it goes beyond family crisis. “Otherwise, they prefer settling it in family way.”