The Lagos State Police command has arrested a man, Timothy Idowu for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter several times in the Aradagun, Badagry area of the state.
The matter got to the police after the victim fled their home to put up with a family friend in the Ikotun area of the state.
In her statement to the police, she said: “I am 15 years old. I am in Senior Secondary Class 2. My father deflowered me several months ago, and he had been raping me since then. Whenever he did it, he would clean up the mess and warn me not to tell anybody.”
A social worker, identified as Ibrahim who reported the matter to police said:
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.
Another neighbour, speaking to PUNCH Metro said that the victim reported to her while fleeing the house. “The girl came to me on the day she was fleeing home and said her father had been raping her. I thought she was mentally unstable, until the man was arrested some days ago,” she said.
According to the report, a police source said that Idowu allegedly rape the victim’s elder sister.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos who confirmed the news said “investigation is ongoing”.