A 52-year-old native doctor, Jacob Alonge, has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment without option of fine for raping and impregnating his teenage daughter.
The judgement was delivered in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Evboriaria, Benin on Thursday.
The native doctor was convicted by the Chief Magistrate, Dorothy Adamaigbo, over three-count charge of repeated sexual assault, fetish wrap of the girl’s pubic hair, raping and impregnating her.
The prosecution had earlier explained to the court that the convict committed the offence in Ososo Village, Akoko-Edo Local Government in Edo.
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The prosecution said that the convict, who turned his daughter to a sex slave for several years, also instructed her never to sleep with any other man.
The defendant was also said to have severally raped the 17-year-old girl, impregnated her, and procured abortion for her and shaved the hair in her private parts.
The girl was said to have become pregnant a second time but the public got wind of the matter and he was subsequently arrested by the police and arraigned in court.
According to the prosecutor, the pregnant girl, however, died along with four others in an accident along Benin-Auchi highway, while travelling from Ososo to Benin on their way to the court.
According to the prosecutor, the girl’s uncle, two workers of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Brave Heart Initiative, helping the girl with the case, the cab driver and the girl had died in motor accident.
The prosecutor said that after learning of the auto crash, Mr Alonge who had earlier pleaded guilty to the counts against him and was about to be sentenced, changed his plea on the day he learnt that his daughter and the others had died.