45-year-old father arrested after getting his 16-year-old daughter pregnantBy Mason White 12:05 PM May 4, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A father was arrested and charged with child rape after allegedly getting his teen daughter pregnant, prosecutors in Nigeria said.
Oyo State Police arrested the father after the girl filed a complaint, saying that her father raped her on several occasions.
45-year-old Ahmed Akintola of Ibadan, is being held without bail after being accused of the heinous crimes. The victim told police that she reported the abuse to her mother’s family members, but unfortunately, they refused to help her escape from her abusive father.
When the victim became fed up of the abuse she decided to notify the police. The victim, who lives with her mother, father and three siblings in a one bedroom apartment, is now three months pregnant.
In February, a man was arrested, charged and convicted of child rape after he raped his young daughter over an extended period of time, prosecutors said.
The court has sentenced the man to thirteen years behind bars. In addition, the defendant was ordered to pay his child $21,500 in compensation.
According to the indictment, the man left and went to live abroad, but after his wife died he moved back. After a year, the state took custody of his minor daughter, but he was allowed to see her every other weekend and holidays. When the girl turned 11 years old, he began to rape her.
The first time that the man attacked his daughter he was extremely intoxicated. He threatened his daughter with suicide if she didn’t have sex with him.
The following day, he said he was sorry for what happened, and warned her not to tell anyone about it. However, he didn’t stop the abuse. During some of the attacks, the father told her that she reminded him of his dead wife.