The police in Delta State have launched a manhunt for one Mr. Orutebe, who allegedly impregnated his 14-year-old daughter in Ugboroke, in the Uvwie council area of the state.
Orutebe, who was said to be in his mid 40s, allegedly fled his home after initially claiming responsibility for the pregnancy.
It was learnt that the suspect, who hails from Ogulagha kingdom, in the Burutu Local Government Area of the state, had two wives.
correspondent on Thursday on condition of anonymity, said, “The girl confessed to us when she was interrogated. The little girl didn’t even know she was pregnant until she started noticing that her belly was growing big.
“The girl further revealed that her stepbrother, who is also on the run, deflowered her and had been sleeping with her as well.”
A source told the media that the leadership of the community where the suspect resided was irked by the development and had sanctioned him for incest.
The source added that the suspect was stripped to the waist and booed by residents for the act.
A senior police officer at the Warri Area Command confirmed the incident, adding that the police were indeed searching for the suspect.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, said he was not aware of the case.
He added that the only case reported at the Ogberikoko Police Station was that of a quack doctor who performed abortion on a 19-year-old girl.
Sources: Vanguard Newspaper