Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
In what sent cold shiver down the spine of many, a man identified as Williams in Emure Ekiti in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State has allegedly killed her 14-year old daughter after impregnating her.
Williams, from Ile Onisa quarters in Emure, according to the residents of the town, committed the nefarious act to cover up his tracks and wipe off the stigma the illicit affair has brought to him.
It was gathered that the mother of the victim, had since left Williams over allegation that he was planning to use her for money rituals.
After the victim’s mother had left, the young girls was said to have insisted that she would stay with his father, so that she can be running errands for him and also carrying out home chores.
Williams, according to multiple sources, had some months ago allegedly impregnated his daughter by secretly having carnal knowledge of her.
The development was said to have sparked violent protest in the town some days ago, where youths were said to have demanded punitive measures against the man.
They added that recently, the girl began to develop a protruding belly and no one was seen with her except her father, which fuelled suspicion that the father must have been responsible for it.
The sources said neigbhours who had been suspicious of the unholy rapport between father and daughter began to peddle rumours about the source of the girl’s pregnancy.
Shortly after, the news was making the rounds among the villagers and gossips began to rife that Williams had impregnated his own daughter.
A resident of the community, Anike, revealed that Williams allegedly took her daughter to the farm on Sunday (September 4) , where he was said to have allegedly killed her to cover his crime.
She said: “We are sure Williams killed his pregnant girl so as to cover up his crime because the girl’s pregnancy was already becoming very conspicuous and everyone knew that it was her father who slept with her.
“It took us a while before we were able to apprehend Williams and drag him to the traditional chiefs.
The chiefs, according to one Omodele, had since handed him over to security agency for further investigations.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Alberto Adeyemi , said the matter has not been reported officially to the police.
But information has it that the culprit has been handed over to the police in Emure division.