A 30-year -old man, Basiru Audu, nabbed by the police in Niger State for allegedly abusing his six-year-old daughter in his house at London Street, Minna, has blamed the abominable act on his wife’s absence.
Audu was nailed after neighbours observed that the victim was walking awkwardly and on inquiry, were informed by the girl that her father “put something in her private part”, while his wife was away to their home town, Daura, Katsina State.
The suspect later confessed that he had been having sex with underage girls before he sexually abused his own daughter.
He said, “I blamed my wife for not being around when I needed sex, she travels a lot and that was why I had to sleep with my daughter; what a shameful thing.
“That night, I was having a burning sensation to have sex and since my wife was not around, I had no option but to sleep with my daughter to ease off tension,” he confessed.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime and regretted his action.
Abubakar described the incident as unfortunate, saying, “When a father decides to sleep with his biological daughter, I think the world is coming to an end.”