Incest: 68-Year Old Father Confesses To Having Sex With Teen Daughter

68-Year Old Father Confesses To Having Sex With Teen Daughter

The suspect [Photo: PM News]

A sexagenarian has confessed to having carnal knowledge of his teenage daughter in Lagos.

Concise News reports that the victim, 15 narrated to the police how her 68-year old father allegedly defiled her and her friends in Imota area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

According to the girl (name withheld), her father, Yisah Showunmi had allegedly had sexual intercourse with her for three years.

She also told the police at Imota Police Station that when her two friends (names withheld) ages 15 and 16 came to stay in their house, her father also had sexual intercourse with them.

Based on her claim, the police arrested Showunmi on 27 June 2019 at 2 pm.

According to Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana on Sunday, the 15-year old girl reported the defilement at the Imota Police Station against her father, Showunmi.

“The survivor alleged that her father has been having sexual intercourse with her for the past three years. She further alleged that when her two friends (names withheld) ages 15 and 16 came to stay in their house, her father also had sexual intercourse with them.

“She added that the last incident happened on the 23rd of June, 2019. The suspect, however, confessed to the crime. He has been charged to court,” he says.

The incest taboo is one of the most widespread of all cultural taboos, both in present and in past societies.

Most modern societies have laws regarding incest or social restrictions on closely consanguineous marriages.

In societies where it is illegal, consensual adult incest is seen by some as a victimless crime.

Some cultures extend the incest taboo to relatives with no consanguinity such as milk-siblings, step-siblings, and adoptive siblings, albeit sometimes with less intensity.

Third-degree relatives (such as half-aunt, half-nephew, first cousin) on average have 12.5% common genetic heritage, and sexual relations between them are viewed differently in various cultures, from being discouraged to being socially acceptable.

Children of incestuous relationships have been regarded as illegitimate, and are still so regarded in some societies today.

In most cases, the parents did not have the option to marry to remove that status, as incestuous marriages were, and are, normally also prohibited.


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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.


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