A paedophile father has been arrested for allegedly raping his teenage daughter.
According to Daily Trust, a 49-year-old man, Adeboye Waheed, has been arrested by police operatives in Lagos State for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter.
The suspect, a plank dealer, was said to have unlawfully had carnal knowledge of his teenage daughter on two occasions before the long arm of the law caught up with him after the girl raised the alarm over the sexual abuse by her own father.
The young girl had reportedly moved out of her father’s house the first time he defiled her but was forced to go back home after he persuaded her to do so in the interest of the family.
But after he raped her again, she ran away to a church in the Ikorodu area of the state and told the members of the church who reported the issue to the police, leading to the arrest of the randy father.
The first incident was said to have occurred in November 2014 and that the suspect slept with her the second time on March 5, 2015.
At the police station, the suspect initially denied raping his daughter but later confessed to it, saying he did not know how it happened, blaming the devil for the dastardly act.
The police say it received a complaint of defilement of the victim by her biological father, and commenced investigation as the child consistently maintained that she was defiled by her father.
“She said that it started sometime in November 2014 and again on 5th March, 2015. She was assisted by some church members, who brought her to the zonal command,” the police statement added.
In the process of investigation, the police said the girl was taken to a government hospital where it was established by doctors that there was penetration in the girl’s private part.
The girl who is a Senior Secondary School (SSS1) student, spoke about her ordeal in the hands of her father:
“We are six living in the room, my father, his new wife - as my mother died while I was three years old - my younger brother and two of my half sisters.
My mom died in 2007. She gave birth to only me and my brother. It started in 2014. He used to check my private part to see if I had started menstruating or meeting men. So I was sleeping, in the midnight, he removed my wrapper.
By then, my step mother had packed out of his house as she was accused of infidelity and dating other men in the compound.
He inserted his finger in my private part and asked me if I had started menstruation, I said no. He asked if I had had canal knowledge with anybody, I said no. He said he would use his penis to test it.
He climbed on me, I wanted to scream, but he held my mouth. I bled from that night till the following day. I felt very bad, but he warned me that nobody must hear what he did to me.
He repeated it again on 5th March, 2015. He did it between 9:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. He used condom in the first one. This time, he asked me to remove my clothes and lie on the bed. It was a Thursday night; I could not bear it anymore. So the following day, I packed my things and left the house.
I dropped a note that he should not look for me. I moved to a nearby church and stayed. My uncle took me to the church and the church members brought me to the police after I narrated what my dad did to me.”
The Oshogbo, Osun State born suspect, in confessing to the police, said that after the death of his first wife, his elder sister who resided in Ibadan took over the children but had to return them because they were always going out without her consent.
"I told the oga that it is devil’s work. Oga, I’m sorry, pity me, I’m from poor family. I am the only one taking care of them. Forgive me for whatever happened, I did not know what happened.”