A 40-year old man, Dominic Johnson, has been arrested for impregnating his 14-year old daughter. According to Dominic, he resorted to sleeping with his daughter because he didnt have money to take another wife.According to reports, the incident happened at Onitire Avenue in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos. The daughter has now given birth to a girl and they were brought before the Ikeja Magistrates court when Johnson was arraigned on Wednesday.
It was gathered that Johnson resorted to sleeping with his daughter after his wife, who had three children for him, died.
He also warned her not to tell anyone about the act, even during her pregnancy, but after giving birth, she decided to reveal the father of the baby to her aunt, who confronted Johnson.
The suspect threatened to kill them all, including the baby. The then aunt filed a police report and Johnson, from Akwa Ibom State, was arrested, after which he accepted that he did it under alcohol influence.
He added that he had no money to marry another wife and so was tempted to sleep with her daughter, but without the intention of impregnating her.
He was arraigned before Magistrate Sule Amzat, who ordered him to be remanded in prison custody without an option of bail and adjourned the case till 8 May, 2018.