Father sentenced to prison for raping his 9Years old daughter

A man who repeatedly defiled his own daughter has been sentenced to two years in prison.


A 58-year-old man, John Ofuegbu, will spend the next two years in prison after a State High Court sitting in Port Harcout, Rivers State, found him guilty of raping his nine-year-old daughter, identified Ebubechukwu Ofuegbu.

Ofuegbu was said to have begun defiling the girl when she was just seven and continued till the bubble burst for him.

In her testimony in court, the young Ebubechukwu narrated how her father had had carnal knowledge of her on three occasions, twice in his room at home and once at a hotel in Trans Amadi area of Port Harcourt.

“My father asked if I like him. He said I should sit down on the bed. I asked him, Daddy what are you doing? My daddy removed his clothes and also asked me to remove my clothes.

I was crying and now said I will report to my mother but he said I should not tell her. Another time, my mother travelled, my daddy took me to a hotel at Trans Amadi where he paid 4 thousand naira for a room. At the hotel, we watched a film which they say is a corrupt film.

My mother took us to the hospital and found out that I have been having S3x. She asked me who did it, and I told her that it was my father.”

The trial judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, while handing down the sentence on the paedophile father, said he was convinced that the accused person committed the abominable crime, adding that he violated sections of the Rivers state Child Rights Law of 2009.

“Evidences were presented showing that the Vag!na of the victim had been ruptured as a result of frequent and heavy penetration.”

Enebli said there was a clear evidence that the girl was abused as two major tests were carried out on her to ascertain whether she was proficiently intelligent to be able to ascertain whether she really knew/understood what happened to her and she was unshaken and has a clear understanding of her S3xual abuse.

“Ofuegbu took undue advantage of the natural love and bond of his daughter. He lured his child, Ebubechukwu, by exploiting and manipulating his own daughter. He abandoned the duty of a father to protect his won daughter.”

But when asked if he had anything to say, the convict said:

“I don’t have anything to say but God in heaven will judge me. I have never abused Ebubechukwu in anyway. Where are other women?

I know all these things happened because of the problem I have with my wife. But for who ever is behind this, God will judge.”

NK Staff

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