[ 2012-06-14 ]
52-year-old man fathers child with daughter
The Dabala police in the Volta Region have
arrested a 52-year-old herbalist for sleeping with
and having at least one child with his biological
Yao Hateku is said to have impregnated his
25-year-old daughter 13 years ago and has
continued to sleep with her ever since. The lady
in question has 4 other children; the latest was
delivered two weeks ago who the townsfolk believe
was conceived in the incestuous relationship.
The couple however insists only the first child
was conceived in the incestuous relationship, with
the four others conceived every time the woman
went for a funeral.
The two will be arraigned before court today, DSP
John Opoku in charge of the Dabala Police
disclosed in an interview on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem
morning show on Thursday, June 14.
Although residents of the town detected the
relationship about three years ago, they were too
frightened of Yao Hateku’s spiritual powers to
report the matter; the chief of the town only came
forward after several unnatural deaths were
reported in the community, DSP Opoku added.
Preliminary investigations indicate the woman at
the centre of the saga moved to Dabala from Kumasi
to take care of Yao Hateku after her mother passed
away three years ago, and according to the
townsfolk, the two have been living as man and
“Investigations are still ongoing. Whether it was
only one child or all the children who were
conceived in this relationship, indications are
that there has been incest, which is against the
country’s laws. After our investigations, the
court will decide their fate,” DSP Opoku stated.
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