Bizzare things happen every day but this is another level of it.

How do you describe a father that decided to rape his daughters?

That is the allegation that has been leveled against 41-year-old man, Michael Akpan.

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday remanded him in custody for allegedly raping his four biological daughters, who were said to be aged two, seven, 11 and 17.

Akpan, who was arraigned on three counts bordering on rape, was said to have committed the crime in the Borokiri Sand Field area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in his apartment.

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No lawyer stood for the accused even as he (Akpan) was not allowed to take his plea due to the nature of the offence.

Representatives of the Federation of International Women Lawyers in Rivers State, Fortune Ndah, who was in court, said the accused had been raping his daughters for the past three years.

Ndah added that the crime was exposed after he was caught him in the act.

The Chief Magistrate, Zinnah Alikor, blamed the mother of the children, who she also described as a victim, for failing to have a close relationship with her children.

Alikor directed that the case file be transferred to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice, even as she added that the court had no jurisdiction over the matter.

While adjourning the matter indefinitely, the chief magistrate directed that the accused be remanded in custody.

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