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Incest Father arrested for allegedly impregnating daughter in Niger

A man who raped and impregnated his daughter in Niger State has been arrested.

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A middle aged man has been arrested by the vigilante group in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, following accusation that he had sex with his daughter and impregnated her in the process, Daily Trust reports.

The Secretary of Suleja Emirate Vigilante group, Malam Sulaiman Badaru, who confirmed the incident, said the suspects, who operated printing business in the town, was accused by his under-aged daughter of getting her pregnant.

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Badaru said the girl had approached a female herb hawker to help her get some menial job so that she would have money to take care of her two month-old baby. When the woman asked her where the father of the child was, the girl reportedly told her that her father was the one who impregnated her.

“When the girl approached the herb seller for work, the woman then asked the girl of her parents and the father of her baby.

It was at that juncture that the girl disclosed to the woman that her father is the one who impregnated her, and after the delivery, the father started asking her for sex again. That, she said, she could no longer bear and fled the house," Badaru said.

He added that on getting the report, he mobilised his members, who followed the girl to their home around Kwamba area in Suleja, where the father lived with her and her younger brother after he had separated from the victim’s mother, some years ago.

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He said that they located the suspect at his workshop and took him to their office, where his daughter repeated her allegation in his presence and he did not deny impregnating her.

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