A 42-year-old man is in the custody of the Lagos Police Command for defiling his 15-year-old daughter and her elder sister since their mother left them two years ago. The teenager said her father gave her N500 each time he wanted to defile her. Her father, I. D. Idowu, was arrested by policemen at Ketu Division after a concerned neighbour reported the act. Going by reports, the suspect’s wife left her matrimonial home two years ago when she discovered that her husband was sleeping with their 17-year-old daughter. But her husband was said to have insisted that she left without either of their three children, all girls, who were aged 17, 13 and eight, respectively.
Narrating the tragic ordeal in tears, the Senior Secondary School, SS, 1 student said: “My father started sleeping with me two years ago, while I was 13 years. The first time he came, he gave me N500 and forced himself on me. After that day, I did not allow him to touch me again. The second time he did it, he gave me N500 again. He usually comes to me in the day and night. So far, he has had sex with me three times and usually gave me N500. I rebuffed him several times.”
Meanwhile the victim’s mother, Labake, who showed up at the police station, burst out in tears, saying, “It was because of this same attitude that I left him. I did not remarry. My only request is that I want my children to be staying with me. I don’t want him to be prosecuted, please. God knows how to deal with wicked people.” When the was interrogated, he denied, describing his child’s claim as false. The teenager has been taken to the Gender Unit of Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, from where she was admitted at Mirabel Centre for medical check-up. Confirming her father’s arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni said: “He has been doing this for long. He will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”