Residents of Lokoja, Kogi State could not but stare with mouths ajar as they listened to a 53-year-old man, Yusuff Alabi, as he regaled them with tales of how and why he had been sleeping with his two grown-up daughters in the last 10 years.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Yusuff Alabi is 53 years old; a father of four and a civil servant. He is neither a rogue nor robber. He has not perpetrated fraud either. Yet, he is cooling his heels in police custody. His crime: he has allegedly been having carnal knowledge of his two biological daughters.
Alabi according to neighbours had engaged in this act for a long time to the consternation of his wife and family. Continuous appeal and entreaties to him, they said, had also fallen on deaf ears as he reportedly continued unabashed. Nemesis, however, caught up with Alabi recently when his first son caught him on top of his second daughter (the boy’s younger sister) humping away.
The boy, Abdul Malik, raised the alarm. But instead of feeling contrite, what Alabi did was to pounce on the boy threatening to kill him.
While parading the 53 year old civil servant at the Police Command head quarters in Lokoja, Kogi State the Acting Police Commissioner, Mr. Augustine Evhakaivbokun, stated that the command received information that one he, Alabi, was having sexual intercourse with his biological daughters.
He explained that one Abdul Malik living behind Muslim Community Secondary School Lokoja came to the SIB office and reported that his father, Yusuf Alabi had sexual intercourse with his younger sister and he was caught in the act. “The complainant added that when he challenged his father, he was said to have threatened to kill him,” the top cop added. The Acting Commissioner of Police pointed out that it was this that prompted the boy to report the incident to the police, adding that detectives immediately rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect.
Evhakaivbokun stated that upon interrogation, the father admitted to the crime and saying that he was committing the act in order to protect the lives of his children. He added that his act was in compliance with the directive of his native doctor that in order to prevent his children dying prematurely he should be having sexual intercourse with them. This, he disclosed, had been going on for the past 10 years. He hinted that the suspect would be charged to court for incest after the through investigations.
While speaking in an interview with journalists at the Police Command Headquarters in Lokoja, the randy father, Yusuf Alabi, confessed that he actually committed the said offence to cure the ailment affecting his two biological daughters. Alabi explained that he contacted an herbalist around Omupo in Kwara State to seek protection for the daughters whom he claimed were growing lean by the day. He disclosed that he had been sleeping with his first daughter for about 10 years now but never impregnated her nor her sister. However, sources closed to the family at their Lokogoma residence disclosed that the suspect had been engaged in the abomination act for a very long time.
They added that when the wife got wind of this, she packed out of the family house but when the family members intervened she returned home. It was also learnt that the randy father was said to have cultivated the habit of watching pornographic films and have over 200 CDs which he used to entice his daughters The source noted that the 53 years old civil servant was becoming recalcitrant despite the outcry by the mother of the girls. The son of the suspect who pleaded anonymity confirmed that he caught his father sleeping with his sister; he stated he raised the alarm and confronted him telling him that what did was an abomination.
The father’s reaction was, however, to threaten to kill him and “that is why I rushed to police station to report the incident,” the boy said. Speaking on the legal implication of the alleged act, a Lokoja based legal practitioner, Mr. Yemi Mohammed, stated that Alabi had committed incest which is punishable under the Penal Code.
Mohammed cited the section 390 of the Penal Code, adding that if he were found guilty he might get between three to seven years jail term with fine. Section 390 of Penal Code reads: “Whoever being a man has sexual intercourse with a woman who is and he knows or has reason to believe to be his daughter, his granddaughter, his mother or any other of his female ascendants or descendant of his sister or the daughter of his brother or sister of his paternal or maternal aunt and whoever being a woman voluntary permits a man who is and she knows or has reason to believe to be her grandson, her father of any other of her brother male ascendants or descendants, her brother or son, her brother, the son of the brother or sister or paternal or maternal uncle to have sexual intercourse with her shall be punished with imprisonment for terms which may be extended to seven years and shall be liable to fine”