19-year-old girl reveals how her father has allegedly been raping her since she was 11. A 50-year-old man has been apprehended by the police for sexually assaulting his daughter for eight years.
A 50-year-old father has been arrested in Lagos state for allegedly raping his 19-year-old daughter since she was 11.
This was made known by the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Bala Elkana, who revealed that the suspect was arrested after his 45-year-old wife reported the matter at the Ikotun police station.
Explaining to detectives, the teenager, said, “ Yes, daddy has been sleeping with me since I was 11 years old. He deflowered me. Whenever I resisted, he would threaten to beat me. He also threatened to kill me if I refused or told anybody. I kept quiet because I was scared I could be killed”. She further stated that she lost every respect she had for him as a father, adding that she assumed being rude to him would stop him from molesting her sexually”.
The suspect’s incestuous behaviour was discovered by his wife after she noticed their daughter was being disrespectful towards her father.
The woman was said to have asked her daughter what was wrong and she opened up to her mum that her father has been raping her since she was 11.
The victim said her father threatened violence on her each time she resisted him. She also disclosed that the father instilled so much fear in her that she found it difficult to report to anybody.
The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit, and he went on to confess to committing the crime.
After a thorough investigation the suspect was charged to Chief Magistrate Court ll Ogba on five counts of incest, rape, sexual harassment, defilement and sexual assault on May 11.
The suspect has been detained, while the court adjourned the case for further hearing until June 15, 2020.