Edo State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Magdalene Ohene, has appealed to devilish fathers in Edo State to stop defiling their daughters for whatever reason. The commissioner, who led a protest against child and women abuse in Benin recently, disclosed that the rate at which young girls and women were being sexually harassed and intimidated in Benin City is becoming an embarrassment to the state. She described it as a sin against God and humanity, adding that the state government would come out with a drastic law to check this abominable act. Ohene said: “We are pained and worried that our young girls and women are no longer safe in the hands of men. World over, it is a taboo and sacrilege for a son or daughter to see the nakedness of his or her parents let alone sleeping with them.
“But today in our society, you find brothers sleeping with their own blood sisters, sisters sleeping with their uncles, and the worst of them all is biological fathers taking their own daughters to bed. In Africa it is a sin against God, sin against man, sin against tradition and above sin against self. “It has come to a stage where our traditional fathers, governments religious leaders and all well-meaning citizens of Edo State should come out and say no to this sacrilege being committed by some evil men in our society. “We must rise up and kick against this inhuman and abominable act that is currently sweeping across our land.”