A Nigerian information technology technician, Jim Clifford Edward, shocked an Accra Circuit Court when he admitted impregnating his own 14-year-old daughter at Santa Maria Aunty Eku in the Greater Accra Region.
accused also admitted to having sexual intercourse with his daughter over the
last five years which began in 2013 at the time she was just nine.
victim’s mother is said to be mentally unstable and has not returned home for a
very long time after leaving.
Clifford Edward took advantage of the mental health and absence of his wife to
defile his own daughter on countless occasions for five years, getting her
pregnant in the process.
pregnancy did not deter him as he is said to have continued his vile act on his
own daughter in her condition.
young victim, who could not contain the assaults of her father, gathered
courage and narrated her ordeal to her brother who reported the matter to the
Clifford Edward has been dragged before the court on two counts of defiling a
child under the age of 16 years and incest.
pleaded guilty to both charges but the court presided over by Ruby Naa Adjetey
Quaison deferred his committal and sentencing to January 16, 2019.
prosecution led by Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the
accused had been having sexual intercourse with the victim since 2013 until
December 26, 2018.
He said Jim Clifford Edward initially denied the crime when he was arrested but he later admitted the offence in further investigation caution statement to the police.
BY Gibril Abdul Razak