Fathers are impregnating their daughters in Edo State – Commissioner for Women Affairs

Edo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Magdalene Ohenhen has revealed that fathers in Edo state are putting their daughters in the family way.

According to Ohenhen, it is almost a normal thing in Edo State for a father to impregnate his daughter.

During a protest yesterday by the Brave Heart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI) led by Lady Grace Osakue, the Honourable Commissioner described the situation as a very sad one.

The Brave Heart group took to the streets to protest and demand justice for 17-year-old Gift Alonge who was said to have been put in the family way by her father.

The said teenager was was alleged to have been impregnated by her biological father, Jacob Alonge first in 2017 and again in 2018.

“It’s a very sad situation. Edo State is becoming something else, and the earlier we stop it, the better for us. It is becoming a normal thing in Edo State for men to impregnate their own daughters,” the commissioner said.

Ohenhen also mentioned another case of a man who slept with her daughter for over 10 years before the case was reported to the police. She said: “It is time we stopped all these”.

Edo State forbids it, it is a taboo. We are begging Edo men to stop sleeping with their daughters, it is an abomination.”


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