”Why I Slept with my 11-year-old Daughter” — Confession of a Father in Bauchi (Pictured)

How will you feel as a mother if your husband  sexually abuses your
innocent daughter? This is the question a woman in Bauchi State is
trying to come to terms with, as her husband, Abubakar Magaji, a
resident of Liman Kagum in Bauchi local government, did the abominable
act of having carnal knowledge of their 11-year-old daughter.

More shocking is the fact that it was not a one-act misadventure but
a repeated one. But like a popular saying has it: Many days for a thief
and one day for the owner, nemesis eventually caught up with the
45-year-old father when he was arrested and  paraded along with others
at the Bauchi State command for rape.

When VM
sought to know why Abubakar will abuse his own child  sexually, he
confessed he was tempted by the devil. He added that he could not resist
defiling his daughter when his wife left him
because of a misunderstanding between them.

  • Questions from journalists

The father of four who was ashamed to lift his head while answering questions from journalists said:

“I engaged in the ugly act because I had a
misunderstanding with my wife and she left me. I am ashamed  of my self
because it was temptation that led me to do it. 

I divorced her mother and married another
wife but unfortunately  my wife also left me a month ago  so I needed a
woman to be with; so that was why I did it. I also have a problem with
my sexual libido. It is so terrible that I desire any woman I see, but
what stops me from approaching them is that people respect me as a
married man. So I felt the only way I could relieve my sexual tension
was to sleep with my daughter, since she is so young and had no
knowledge about sex. 

It was after I defiled her and I was
arrested by the police that I understood the gravity of my offence. I
can’t imagine that I did this to my own daughter. I regret my actions
and I pray that God will forgive me”.

When VM visited the residence of the suspect at Liman Katagum, a
suburb of Bauchi metropolis,  a neighbour to Abubakar who did not
disclose his name, said that he was shocked to hear that Abubakar was
arrested by  the police because he defiled his daughter. According to

“ I was shocked when I discovered that
Mallam Abubakar who I had a lot of respect for will stoop that low and
sleep with an 11-year-old child that happens to be his daughter. This is
the highest level of abomination and Islam is against such an act. No
matter the excuse, a man does not have the right to defile a girl
outside the confines of marriage. This is unacceptable and he deserves
to be punished by the law”.

Reacting to the development, the state Commissioner of Police,
Lawal,  Shehu  expressed worry over the increasing rate of rape cases in
the state and vowed that all rape suspects will be charged to court and
prosecuted. He said:

“Since January, we have arrested over 10
suspected rapists, only this week we recorded over five cases. It is
worrisome that among the suspects arrested is a 45-year-old man who
raped his 11-year-old daughter and two aged men who are between 45 to 54
years who raped teenage girls of between two years and four years. 

This is why I’m sounding a note of caution
to parents,especially mothers, to always monitor the movement of their
female children. I particularly want to warn mothers to be always on
alert because rape is on the increase and teenagers and little children
between five and fifteen years are now the victims.

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