49 year old Anthony Ehumadu who raped his 15 year old daughter at their Oko-Oba home in Abule-Egba area of Lagos State, says he committed the abominable act under the influence of forces beyond him. Anthony, who aped his daughter who is in JSS 1 twice, said the first time he committed the crime, he was drunk but the second time, he acted by some powers beyond his control.
While being paraded before newsmen at the Lagos state police command, Anthony said:
"I did the abominable act with my eldest daughter. But I only raped her twice. I don’t know what came over me. I am convinced that forces beyond me led me into committing the crime. Both incidents happened on Fridays. One Friday night, one of my friends invited me to a naming ceremony around Power Line, New Oko-Oba. I came back home drunk but my wife was not around. All my children, except the eldest, were asleep. Immediately, I rushed in and raped her. I did not meet her as a virgin. But the second time, my wife was at home. That Friday night, we were all watching a movie, when I suddenly stood up and went straight into my daughter’s room and started raping her. It was at that point that my wife caught me and started shouting. My wife did not want to go to the police because of the embarrassment it would bring to the family and because of her reputation as a Customs officer. But her brother did.” - Vanguard quotes him as saying