A man has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command after his teenage daughter fled home owing to his constant rape.
Punch reports that the matter was brought to the attention of the police by an aunt the girl had run to in the Ikotun area, whom she narrated her plight to.
It was gathered that the young girl who has been kept in the custody of the State Government, seized the opportunity to fled the home after her father travelled for a prayer meeting, and was arrested on Thursday, June 23, by the Badagry Police Division.
The victim narrated to the police that her father formed the habit of raping her regularly while her mother was bedridden and when she could no longer take the sexual assaults, she had to run for her life.
A social worker, identified as Ibrahim, said the victim fled to her aunt in the Ikotun area.
“The victim fled to a relative, who is her aunt in the Ikotun area. The aunt thereafter contacted our organisation. The case got to my attention last week. I reported the case at the police station in Badagry immediately and the man was arrested.
The victim said she could not bear it anymore as her father had raped her several times in the year. She said anytime the family slept at night, the father would sneak into her room and rape her.
He would thereafter warn her not to tell anyone. She claimed the father started from the beginning of the year.”
Narrating her ordeal to the police, the victim said:
“I am 15 years old. I am in Senior Secondary Class 2. My father deflowered me several months ago, and he has been raping me since then. Whenever he did it, he would clean up the mess and warn me not to tell anybody.”
The police also gathered that Idowu had also raped his older daughter, a graduate of a college of education in the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Idowu’s arrest, saying investigations is still ongoing.