20-year-old Fatima Usman has disclosed that her father has been raping her since she was a minor.
Her father, is employed by the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.
Fatima revealed this in a video that has now gone viral. She disclosed that this rape by her father began a long time ago.
She said whenever she refused to sleep with her father he would send her out of the house.
In a rather curious twist, she revealed that her mother remained aloof about these occurrences.
According to Fatima: “My father has been sleeping with me for a very long and whenever I refuse he would send me out of the room.
“If I say I will voice out, he would be threatening to kill me. He would bring out a knife and show me that if I tell anybody he would kill me.
“My mother did not bother to check on me whether I slept in the room or not. Anytime my father sent me out, and I slept outside, my mother would have slept off, she did not know what was happening.”
She called on the state government to come to her aid.
A man who claimed to be an in-law to Fatima’s father said the family intervened in the matter by asking her father to perform some rituals in line with their customs and tradition.
He said: “‘When we heard about the matter, we went to their house and Fatima’s father confessed to the act but pleaded that it was the devil that pushed him. So we took the matter to our village in Delta State and the family said he had committed sacrilege.”
“So he was asked to bring some items as atonement for the incestuous act and he provided those items, which include tubers of yam, goat, local gin among other.
“After that the elders in the village warned the girl not to return to her father’s house that she should be staying with me.”
He said the matter was reported at a police station and the father was arrested but granted bail.
Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said he was yet to be briefed about the matter.
The man identified as Usman Momoh while owing up to the crime, appealed for forgiveness from the public.
According to Momoh, who works at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO), he didn’t know what came over him when he committed the act adding that he has realized his mistake.
Momoh, who is now in police custody was during the week, accused by his 20-year-old daughter of constantly sleeping with her at their home in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state.