Residents of the Byazhin area of Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja were in the wee hours of Sunday thrown into shock as a certain man, identified only as Matthew tried to have sex with his 20-year-old daughter, Patience (pseudonym).
DAILY POST gathered that Matthew, a 51-year-old civil servant lost his wife to the cold hands of death over a year ago during child birth. Sources close to the family disclosed that Matthew had bluntly refused to re-marry, saying his hands were tied as he may not be able to marry the one he loves.
When our reporter got to the scene of the incident, the victim who had a towel tied round her chest said she would commit suicide if her father does not leave her alone.
Speaking on what transpired Sunday morning, Patience told our reporter, “It’s been over a year my mother died during child bearing. I have a younger sister and a younger brother, they are both in boarding schools in Kogi state. So, all the time, I am left alone in the house with my father.
“I have not been able to gain admission into the University because of JAMB issues. It all started two weeks after my mother died. My dad came to my room to console me while I was thinking and crying over my mother’s demise which I have not been able to come to terms with.
“It was completely different and questionable how my father started touching me, asking me to stop crying. In the midst of all that, my father started touching my breast. I jumped off the bed and he asked me why I was acting strange, that he was only consoling me.
This act continued for some time and I could not tell anyone because no one may believe me since we should unexpectedly be mourning still. “This morning, I was trying to have my shower when my dad busted open the bathroom door naked. He said he is in love with me and he can no longer hold himself. I grabbed my towel and ran out of the house screaming. He tried to stop me. “Neighbours came around and questioned me and I narrated everything to them,” Patience added, sobbing.
On his part, her father, when asked to tell his own side of the story, said, “I can no longer deny that am in love with her. I doubt if I am her real father because ordinarily, I should not feel this way. Whenever I see her, I have this sexual urge. I am dying inside, I need help.”
Speaking further, Mathew opened up to our reporter that he wishes to re-marry but whenever the thought comes to his mind, all he sees is his 20-year-old daughter.
“What can I do? He quizzed rhetorically. I see her in my dreams making love to me and when I wake up to try, it never works. I’m losing my mind,” Matthew added.
Meanwhile, a source in the know of the incident said all had not been well since the woman died. The source who did not want her name mentioned in print, said, “I have suspected this all the while but didn’t say or do anything about it.
“Sometimes, I hear her screaming, ‘daddy, leave me alone please, I am your daughter’.
“This is tragic. I will never kill myself over a man because the moment I die, he would not even mourn me one bit,” she said, seemingly in a personal opinion.
“The deceased will be totally disappointed at this, if only corpses could wake up,” she added in a lighter note.
A police officer in the area who identified himself as Bashir Adamu said this is not a police case. It is a family issue and should be resolved as such.
However, checks by this newspaper revealed that Patience is 3 months pregnant for her lover, one Samuel Udo.
Speaking on this development, Patience said, “I got pregnant intentionally so my father would stop bothering me, yet he did not.” She, however, insisted that her father had never succeeded in having sexual intercourse with her despite trying, and that her lover was responsible for her pregnancy.
She said, “When I told my father I was pregnant, he did not say a word, instead, he kept professing love to me.
“All he said was he wished he was the father of the baby as he sees his wife (my mother’s) replica in me.”
An elder brother to Matthew, when contacted, said he was in shock over the incident.
He said the family members would look into the issue and due action would be taken.
“This is an abomination,” the Kogi state indigene stated.