A case of alleged incest and murder of a 14-year-old girl by her 50-year-old father in Emure-Ekiti in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State has taken another dimension, as the man was caught trying to bury her in his farm
Locals in the community has claimed that the girl was poisoned by her father, simply identified as Williams, to cover up his evil act.
The neighbours also alleged that there had been no noticeable relationship by the young girl with other males, except her father.
Following reports of the girl’s pregnancy in the community, relations were said to have called a meeting to find a way to handle the matter, and keep it under wraps.
The death of the girl roused the issue again, with sources claiming that Williams was digging a grave to bury the girl when he was apprehended by the locals and taken to the town square.
They claimed that he had attempted to bury the girl at a location in their farm, where he had allegedly taken the girl to.
A source in the community said: “It took us a while before we were able to apprehend Williams and drag him to the palace.”
The Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ekiti Police Command, Mr Alberto Adeyemi, told newsmen in reaction to the incident that its official report had not been brought to his office.