A 46-year-old man identified as Chinedu Ifeleka, has been arrested by the Lagos state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for defiling his 14-year-old daughter for 3 years.
The suspect who was paraded before journalists on Monday, September 9, reportedly started abusing his daughter in 2016.
“This incidence according to the daughter happened twice when she was 11 years old. The victim said she reported to her mother but no action was taken”, Kehinde Mary Bada, Public Relations Officer of the command said.
The suspect’s daughter, Chinwedu in her statement after his arrest said he abused her again on August 9 while her mother was away at her paternal grandmother’s place.
“The daughter said her father woke her up at about 2:25 a.m to start touching her inappropriately after which he had carnal knowledge of her,” the corps said.
Confirming the incident, the victim’s mother Mrs Florence Ifeleka said she was scared to report the first two incidences because her husband threatened to deal with her ruthlessly if she did.
Chinedu who confessed to abusing his daughter said his daughter’s habit of coming home late whenever she leaves the house made him curious over her virginity. Blaming his actions on the devil, the arrested father said he was tempted to start abusing his daughter after a continuous check of her panties.
The Commandant, Mr Cyprian E Otoibhi told newsmen that “the suspect will face the full wrath of the law and will be handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution.”