A 16-year-old girl in Igbeti, Olorunsogo Local Government area of Oyo State impregnated by her own father has given birth to a bouncing baby boy.
The rape victim Omolola Oderinde (pictured with the newborn right) whose parents parted company thirteen years ago, and was living with her father, put to bed on September 9. Her child’s naming took place last Tuesday at her mother’s house, and he was named Moses Okiki Boluwatife Oderinde.
The father, Segun Oderinde(pictured above) was arrested when Omolola’s pregnancy was about five-month-old after the daughter accused him of impregnating her. On May 30, he was hauled before Kisi Magistrate Court, and was remanded in custody.
The 42-year-old started to abuse his daughter last Christmas celebration when he came home drunk.
Relating her ordeal, Omolola said, “I was living with my mother until 2013 when my father asked me to come and live with him. On December 25, 2013, my father woke me up and asked to remove my clothes but I refused. He drew a cutlass and threatened to kill me if I did not do his bidding. Afraid, I removed my clothes and he forcefully had sex with me. He was the first man to sleep with me because I had never had sex before then.
“The following day, I reported to one of his two wives who was a nurse and she promised to ask him, but I don’t know whether she eventually did. In March, 2014, he did the same thing again and I ran to his second wife’s house and reported to her. She asked me to swear to an oath with a bible but I refused since I knew I was saying the truth. I started sleeping in her apartment.
“In April, he came to tell me to return to his apartment to do some things for him but I refused to go. His wife however put pressure on me to answer my father’s call since he wanted me to do some things for him at home. I followed him after much pressure.
“Unfortunately for me, on Saturday preceding Easter celebration, precisely on April 18, he had sex with me again. All the while, I did not know I was pregnant. I had my last menstruation in December 2013.
“My stepmother suspected I was pregnant and took me to one Mrs Aremu who confirmed the pregnancy. The case was reported at the police station and I started living with my paternal grandfather until I fell into labour. My mother wanted the pregnancy to be aborted but the doctor said he could not do it.
“After I was delivered of the baby and my grandfather was told that the baby has a striking resemblance with my father, he ran away and has not been seen since then.
“Since the confirmation of the pregnancy, the DPO and the DCO were the ones who purchased baby things and other items that I would need during and after delivery. They also paid my hospital bill. I now stay with my mother and she is helping me to take care of the baby.”