A man accused of impregnating his daughter in Oyo State claimed he only had sex with her on four occasions and could not have been responsible.
Hamza reportedly told the police that his daughter was also sleeping with her boyfriends and that they are the ones that should be held responsible for the four months old pregnancy his daughter is carrying.
According to the Nigerian Tribune, Hamza who is a night guard, was arrested when a neighbour reported the atrocity to the police after he and his wife discovered that the lady was pregnant and on interrogation, she mentioned her father as the culprit.
It was also learnt that Hamza is a single father of two following his separation from his wife about 15 years ago when his second child was barely a year old.
The children were reportedly living with the maternal grandparents in Offa, Kwara State but were released to a family member after his family begged on his behalf to be allowed to raise his children and for someone to help around the house.
The arrangement was said to have held for a short period before the suspect complained that the wife of the person his children were staying with, was over-pampering them in a way that would not help them in being skilled in performing house chores.
This was said to have led the girl going to her father’s house every morning to help him out, but in the process, he started having sex with her with her getting pregnant in the process.
It was further gathered that Hamza's 16-year-old son had allegedly caught his father in the act twice but the father swore he would kill him if he ever divulged the secret to anyone.
During interrogation at the police station, a police source said that the pregnant daughter disclosed that her father had been having sex with her before they went to live with their grandparents and continued on their return.
She further revealed that her father always demanded to know when she was menstruating and strictly warned her against having a boyfriend.
However, Hamza, a resident of Aroro Makinde in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, admitted sleeping with his daughter but said he was not sure he was the one who got her pregnant as she also had other boyfriend she was sleeping with.
“It is true that I slept with my daughter, but I started with her when she returned to my house in February this year. I think it was diabolic attack from my enemies who do not want my progress in film making that made me do the abominable. I believe it was the devil at work.
The mother of the children left me about 15 years ago and had remarried. I did not stop her from taking her children with her. I also went into several relationships which failed because the women always left me after taking money from me.
But I only slept with her four times. I am not sure who is responsible for the pregnancy because she has other boyfriends.
The first time it started, she came in to greet me one morning and the next thing was that I saw her getting up beside me.
She told me she was seeing her menstrual cycle twice a month. Some women noticed that she was getting lean and she told me what she was going through so I took care of her with herbs and her cycle became normal again."
"After that, she would tell me ‘Daddy, I am menstruating.’ I didn’t tell her not to have boyfriends; I only asked her to be careful in choosing a lover.
I don't want her to have an abortion. Anyone who aborts is a murderer. She should deliver the pregnancy so that people would know that I am not likely to be the father of the baby. And if I happen to be the father, proper punishment should be meted out to me.
I was not even the one who deflowered her. My son caught us in the act twice. The first time, I was on top of her and the door was not locked. My son came in and saw us.
He greeted me and asked for money for his breakfast. My daughter and I were naked. I had already withdrawn from my daughter when he caught us the second time,” he confessed.
The police source say the suspect had been charged to court earlier while the case has been adjourned till August 29.