A unnamed 50 year old man in Emure, Ekiti state has been handed over to authorities for allegedly murdering his 14 year old daughter after raping her severally.
According to The Nation, the man is identified as William, hails from Ile Onisa Quarters, and was said to have threatened to kill his daughter, if she told anybody about the incest.
The mother of the girl had separated from the suspect, following irreconcilable differences. She was said to have left with the younger siblings of the deceased.
The protruding belly of the deceased was said to have turned William to an object of ridicule in the community as locals said the late girl was never known to have any boyfriend in her lifetime nor was she promiscuous.
William was caught on Sunday at a spot where he was allegedly digging the grave to secretly bury the daughter after allegedly strangling her to death.
He was reportedly taken to the town’s palace where the chiefs were said to have advised the angry residents not to take the law into their hands.
The body of the deceased was said to have been deposited in a mortuary as the controversy rages in the town.