Edo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Magdalene Ohenhen, has raised the alarm over rising cases of men having s*x with their daughters, Punch Metro reports.
She raised the alarm on Wednesday when she joined a protest to the NUJ Press Center in Benin, to demand justice for 17-year-old Gift Alonge, who was impregnated by her father.
The protest was organised by Brave Heart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI), headed by Lady Grace Osakue.
The victim was allegedly impregnated in 2017 by her biological father, Jacob Alonge, forced her to procure crude abortion, before impregnating her again in 2018.
Earlier, Osakue had disclosed that Gift Alonge, her uncle, Mr. Ukere Adagbogu, and two members of BHI, Rhoda Braimoh and Promise Ezekiel, lost their lives in an accident while on their way from Igarra to attend a court sitting in Benin.
She expressed worry that the court failed to pass its sentence the same day the accused pleaded guilty, which she said made it possible for him to change his plea when he discovered that the victim and witnesses in the case died in an accident.
Osakue alleged that the accused, who is reputed to be a powerful native doctor, may have used magic wand to cause the accident that claimed the lives of the victims.
In his remark, the Chairman of NUJ, Edo State Council, Sir Roland Osakue, called on the judiciary to be forthright in the dispensation of justice.