Residents of Emure in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State, are still in shock over the dastardly act of a 50-year-old man and native of the town from Ile onisa quarters, and simply identified as Williams who allegedly impregnated his 14-year old daughter (names withheld), and subsequently murdered her to cover up his crime.
Residents in the community told DAILY POST that Williams had some few months ago ended up putting his 14-year old daughter in the family way after series of alleged illicit affair with the poor girl. They added that recently, the girl began to develop a protruding stomach and no one was seen with her except her father.
Neigbhours who had been suspicious of the unholy rapport between father and daughter began to peddle rumours about the source of the girl’s pregnancy. Soon, the news was making the rounds among the villagers, gossips and rumour mongers that Williams had performed the ‘uncommon feat’ of impregnating his own daughter.
Moreso, that the community isn’t a complex one as relationships among residents are closely knitted: like the saying goes ‘bad news spreads like wild fire”; in no time, everyone began to point fingers at Williams whenever he passes on the streets, they were telling one another that he had put his own daughter in the family way.
Then the worst happened.
According to Anike, a lady resident in the community, Williams woke up on Sunday (September 4) morning, summoned yet another uncommon courage, took his ‘expectant girl’ to his farm in Aba Iso area of the community, ended the whole shameful drama there, quietly dispatched the girl and her unborn baby into an early grave.
“We are sure Williams killed his pregnant girl so as to cover up his crime because the girl’s pregnancy was already becoming very conspicuous and everyone knew that it was her father who slept with her,” the lady said.
” It took us a while before we were able to apprehend Williams and drag him to the Oba’s palace, Oba Emmanuel Adebayo who is himself a retired Police Commissioner.
The monarch has since handed him over to the Civil Defence Corps who have since taken up the matter,” another resident, Omodele, said.