The Lagos state police command has arrested a 50-year-old man, for alleged defilement of his 19-year-old daughter since she was 11.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, in a statement released, said the suspect was arrested after his 45-year-old wife reported the matter at the Ikotun police station.
It was alleged that the suspect’s incestuous behaviour was discovered by his wife at their Kajola Street, Ikotun residence 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. He confessed 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.
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