A man has become his own grandpa after his 14-year-old daughter gave birth to his child in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos State.
The girl whose name has been withheld disclosed that her biological father is the father of her newborn.
Shock gripped residents when the Junior Secondary School 3 disclosed that after impregnating her last year, her father hid her in a herbal home till she delivered.
It was gathered that her father, Johnson, a 40-year-old commercial motorcyclist committed the atrocious act sometime in May 20 17 and cover d it up until she put to bed.
Trouble started after the girl confided in her aunt last week who in turn reported to the officers at Ikotun Police Division, which fueled Johnson's arrest.
Narrating her story, the girl said: "I am in JSS 3; my mother is late. I have been living with my father and my siblings since my mother died.
“My father is an Okadaman. I was schooling before the incident. That night was the first time my father slept with me. When I discovered I was pregnant, I told him. I was afraid to let anyone know that my father is responsible for my pregnancy at that time.
“Obviously, my father was ashamed. He took me to Iya alagbo (local herb sellers), throughout the duration of my pregnancy. He didn’t want anyone to know.
“It was later I told my aunt that it was my father that got me pregnant, when she kept asking me who was responsible. She was shocked.”
On his own part, the suspect insisted it was a one-time thing.
In his words: “I was drunk and wasn’t in control of my senses and actions. I didn’t know what I was doing when I slept with my daughter.
“My wife is late and I have been the one taking care of my three children, including her. I am not happy that it happened.
“When she told me that she was pregnant, I took her to a herbalist, because she is very young.
“I wanted them to take proper care of her, so she would deliver safely. I didn’t want anything to happen to her.”
The spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, confirmed the story, adding that the case was reported initially at Ikotun Police Division, before it was transferred to the Gender Unit, where detailed investigation was carried out.
The case has been charged to court and the suspect reprimanded in prison.