A middle-aged man who repeatedly raped his daughter has been arrested by the police in Lagos after being on the run for days.
The police had last week, declared Ehumadu wanted after his wife reported that he has been sleeping with his daughter for a long time, with the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, mandating his men to make sure the suspect is fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
After being on the run for a few days, the long arm of the law finally smoked him out from his hideout.
The police, in a statement posted on its Twitter account, said Ehumadu was arrested after a serious manhunt, with the officers using all intelligence at their disposal.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the arrest of the suspect:
“The victim said that her father, on countless occasions wakes her up in the middle of the night to rape her, mostly when her mother is on night duty.
The mother is a casual worker in one of the outfits attached to the airport. On the night of September 19, the mother discovered the suspect having intercourse with the victim and raised the alarm and one of their neighbours reported the case to the police.”
Uchenna Tony Ehumadu is now in police custody for raping his own daughter
Photo Credit: Lagos Police Command
This is what the police put out on its twitter handle:
"Lagos @PoliceNG Arrest Rapist Father of 15yr-old Daughter Sleeps with her once mother goes for night duty. Mum saw the act 19.09.2016 night.
The victim is now in protective police care. After every act, Uchenna Tony Ehumadu gave victim drugs to prevent pregnancy."