biological father, pictured below, repeatedly raped them without using
According to the girls, Enobong, 16 and Imaobong, 13, not real names,
their father, a mechanic and driver, from Mkpat Enin Local Government
Area of Akwa Ibom State, turned them into sex objects and always raped
them without using condoms.
The accused man, Mr. Okon Jimmy Amah 40, father of four, allegedly had
sexual intercourse with both girls at different times, especially at
midnight in their home. Amah confessed to have had sex
with both of his daughters. He however added that he
was only attempting to check if the girls were still virgins. According
to him, he continued to have sex with them, because his second wife, who
lives with him, used to deny him sex.
Enobong is a Junior Secondary School (JSS3) student, Uyo, Akwa Ibom
State. Enobong also sells recharge cards at the State Secretariat
Enobong was living with her mother in Benin, Edo State, until April 9,
2015, when she decided to visit her father in Uyo. It was after she got
there, that her father turned her into his lover. She said:
“My father started soliciting sex from me. In fact, that April, my
father forcefully had sexual intercourse with me in our small room.
He had sex with me in the middle of the night. He has had sex with me
several times. I have lost count of the number of times he had sex with
me. What is making this issue explodes now, is that one day, after I
returned from selling recharge cards, my father got angry that I got
home late. I tried to explain to him that I had to balance my account.
He however refused to accept my explanation. He started flogging me with a fan belt.”
Enobong said her father used a motor fan belt to flog her. The girl said
that her father beating her, was nothing new, but the beating of that
particular day, was too severe. The beating left a lot of bruises on
Enobong’s body. It was so obvious that one of her customers, who noticed
the bruises the following day, asked her what happened.
Apparently sick and tired of the life she had been subjected to, hungry
for a person to share her pains, Enobong poured out her heart to the
customer. The shocked customer happened to be a lawyer.
He took the matter to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare,
Akwa Ibom State. Enobong was invited to share her horrifying experience.
She also revealed that she had once told her stepmother, that her
father used to have sex with her and her younger sister, Imaobong.
Recollecting her own experience, Imaobong said she was 11-year-old when
her father started having sex with her.
“My father returned home one day and called me to a quiet place. He
asked me whether I had ever had sex with a man before. I said no. He
said he would be the first man to have sex with me. I was shocked. I
wanted to say something, but he shouted at me to shut up.
“When it was midnight, my father raped me. I cried and felt ashamed. He
raped me, not once, not twice. He raped me several times. One day, my
mother heard me crying, she came to me. I told her the little I could.
My mum was angry. But my father didn’t stop having sex with me.
My mum knows about it.”
Amah is married to two wives. One lives with him, while the other does
business in Benin, Edo State. Amah, who is in police custody, didn’t
deny the allegations. He however denied having sex with his daughters
several times. According to him, he did it, “only once.”
“Yes, I slept with my daughters in the bedroom room, while my wife was
sleeping in the sitting room. My wife was ill with malaria. She had been
ill for a week. Sometimes, my wife used to deny me sex. That was why I
solicited sex from my daughters.”
According to him, aside from his wife sexually starving him, he
suspected that his daughter, Imaobong, wasn’t a virgin. He needed to
confirm. His words:
“I suspected that Imaobong has had sex with a man. But when I inserted
my manhood into her vagina, I discovered that she had never had sex. At
that point, I immediately removed my manhood from her vagina.”
As if carrying out the ‘manhood test’ on Imaobong wasn’t enough, Amah, also decided to verify Enobong’s virginity. He said:
“In the case of Enobong, I also intended to find out if she has had
sexual intercourse with any man. When I inserted my manhood into her
vagina, I discovered that no man has had sex with her. I immediately
removed my manhood.”
Amah further admitted to using motor fan belt to beat Enobong, after having sex with her. He said:
“It’s true I flogged my daughter with a car fan belt, after which I dumped it in my pit toilet.”
The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare invited the police. The girls’ father was arrested and charged to court.
He was arraigned on three-count charge of incest, carnal knowledge and
assault, contrary to Section 242 and 364 of the Criminal Code, Laws of
Akwa Ibom State. When the matter, with suit number HU/65C/2016, came up
before Justice Okon Okon of the State High Court in Uyo, on July 14,
2016, there was no witness to testify against the accused person.
The Defence Counsel, Barrister Harrison Ernest, raised an objection. He
argued that the matter should be struck out, for lack of diligent
prosecution, since there was no witness in the case.
The court ruled that by the next adjourned date, if the Prosecution
Counsel, Barrister Mary Icoba, couldn’t produce witnesses, the court
would have no option, than to strike out the case against the accused
Source – Newtelegraphonline