Saturday, 30 July 2016

Man who confessed to sleeping with daughters to test their virginity set to go free

Okon Jimmy Amah 40, a father-of-four from Mkpat Enin LGA, Akwa Ibom State and married to two wives, allegedly had sexual intercourse with his daughters, Enobong, 16 and Imaobong, 13, (not real names), the New Telegraph reports.

He confessed to the act, noting that he was only attempting to check if the girls were still virgins. Enobong a junior secondary student who sells airtime at the State Secretariat Complex, Uyo, was living with her mother in Benin, Edo State.

On April 9, 2015, she decided to visit her father in Uyo and her father reportedly turned her into his lover. She said she has now lost count of the number of times he had sex with me.

Enobong exposed her father after he beat her for coming home later, leaving her with multiple wounds.

One of her customers, a staff of the State Secretariat, noticed the bruises the following day, asked her what happened, and she poured out her heart. The shocked customer who happened to be a lawyer, took the matter to the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare.

Imaobong on her part said she was 11-year-old when her father started having sex with her. Giving reasons for his action, Amah, who is now in police custody, said: “Yes, I slept with my daughters. Sometimes, my wife used to deny me sex. That was why I solicited sex from my daughters.

"I suspected that Imaobong has had sex with a man. But when I inserted my manhood, I discovered that she had never had sex. At that point, I immediately removed my manhood. In the case of Enobong, I also intended to find out if she was a virgin.

"When I inserted my manhood, I discovered that she was a virgin and I immediately removed my manhood.”

Amah was arraigned on 3-count charge of incest, carnal knowledge and assault, before Justice Okon Okon of the State High Court in Uyo, on July 14, 2016, but there was no witness to testify against him.

The court ruled that by the next adjourned date, September 12, if the Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Mary Icoba, couldn’t produce witnesses, the court would have no option, than to strike out the case.