A man was last Wednesday alleged to have slept with his 16 -year-old
daughter (names withheld) at Yimi village in Zuba, Gwagwalada Area
Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A resident said the incident happened at about 9:34 p.m. when the father
went into one of the rooms where his children were sleeping, woke up his
daughter and took her into his bedroom.
In the bedroom, the father ordered his daughter to remove her clothes
and allegedly raped her, another resident of the area told City News at
The resident said the man threatened to kill the girl if she told her mother
what he did to her. He said the following morning, however, the mother
discovered that the girl was bleeding and decided to find out what went
wrong with her but that she refused to talk despite efforts by even other
members of the family.
The resident said the mother immediately invited members of the
vigilante at Zuba, who came to interrogate her before she opened up that
her father raped her.
“The girl and the mother were taken to the vigilante office at Zuba. The
father also joined them at the office, where the matter was tabled,” the
He said the father admitted sleeping with his daughter during
interrogation by the vigilantes but that some elders of the community
intervened in the matter and later took the girl to hospital for treatment.
Our reporter learnt that the estranged father divorced his wife after the
Inbreeding incident became public but the elders waded in to resolve the
A member of the vigilante in the area, who craved anonymity, confirmed
the incident, saying the matter was resolved at their office after some
“In fact, the girl was taken to a private hospital at Zuba, where she was
treated and discharged,” he said.
Meanwhile, the vigilante disclosed that another man was also arrested on
the same day for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old girl at Minister’s Hill
area of Zuba.
He said the incident happened after the accused lured the girl, who was
hawking bean cakes (akara) into his room, saying it was some neighbours
that raised alarm before members of the vigilante rushed to the place to
arrest the accused.
“The man lured the girl after he bought all her akara and asked her to
follow him to the room for her money, amounting to N600.
About 30 minutes later when the girl did not come out, a neighbour
suspected foul play and went into the room only to meet the man
Unclad,” he said.
The vigilante disclosed that the accused was later handed over to the
policemen at an outpost, opposite Zuba Motor Park.
He said the girl was taken to a hospital by some relatives.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Zuba Divisional Police Officer over the
two incidents were not successful, but a police officer confirmed them,
saying the cases were still under investigation.