A herbalist, Jacob Alonge, 52, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping his daughter, Gift, at their home in Ososo village, Akoko-Edo, Benin, Edo State.
Aside from raping the 17-year-old repeatedly and impregnating the daughter, he procured abortion for her and shaved the hair in her private parts.
He also instructed her not to sleep with any other man, as he turned her to a sex slave.
Gift had become pregnant a second time when the matter became public knowledge and he was arrested by the police and arraigned in court.
Pregnant 17-year-old Gift, however, died along with four others in an accident on the way to the court.
Among the dead were Gift’s uncle, two workers of a non-governmental organisation, BraveHeart Initiative, helping Gift with the case, and the cab driver.