A pastor of a new generation church in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State broke down in tears as he narrates how his tenant, one Godwin, defiled and impregnated his 16- year-old daughter.
The pastor gave the narrative at an Ikeja Sexual Offence and Domestic Violence Court, reports Daily Trust.
According to the pastor, the accused first defiled his daughter in April 2021 and continued till June when she eventually became pregnant.
The pastor said to make the matters worse, the wife of the accused, who is a nurse, administered contraceptive pills to his daughter to cover up the crime of her husband.
The pastor said, “I have known the accused for three to four years. My daughter identified him as the person responsible for her pregnancy and that he had been sleeping with her since 2021.
“I reported the case at Area K Police Command in Badagry, where my daughter confirmed that he had been sleeping with her for a long time.
“My daughter kept the pregnancy and gave birth to a female child.”
The pastor gave this account while being cross examined by the defence counsel, Mr. Victor Edet.
“I was convinced that it was the defendant, who impregnated my daughter and thereafter Godwin Emmanuel’s wife, a nurse, gave drugs to her to abort the pregnancy.”
He said, however, that he later reported the case at the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency and at a medical centre when the police did nothing about his complaint.
The presiding Judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye, adjourned till December 11 for continuation of hearing.