A fourty-one year old man, Michael Akpan Isaiah, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping his four daughters below the age of seventeen in Port Harcourt.
Akpan Isaiah is accused of forcefully having sexual intercourse with his four daughters who are between the ages of two and seventeen.
The accused is said to have committed the crime within the premises of a private school around Borokiri Sand Field area of Port Harcourt where he was given accommodation.
DAILY POST reports that when the three count charges were read, Akpan Isaiah accepted to have committed the crime but told the court that he did not know what came over him.
Chief Magistrate, Zina Alikor who described the act as an abomination declined jurisdiction on the matter and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
The matter was adjourned indefinitely.
The Representative of the Federation of International Lawyers, FIDA, Fortune Adanda who is holding brief for the four daughters also told newsmen that medical diagnosis conducted on the four children proved that they have all been defiled.
Adanda said the FIDA will ensure that the matter is prosecuted appropriately to serve as a lesson to all those who are into such as well as those who intend to go into such crime.
According to Adanda, “When we first got wind of this incident, we had to follow up by first reporting to the police. We then carried out a medical check on the girls. The result showed that girls had been defiled.
“The police arrested the man who is the father of these girls.
The mother of the raped children, Grace said she reported to the family members of her husband when the incident happened but no serious action was taken while the husband continued threatening the children: “Each time anyone complains or objects, he will threaten with different things. He ends up beating the girls up most times when they refuse,” she said.