Lagos state police command has arrested a 61-year-old man, Eke Kanu, for allegedly raping and impregnating his 19-year-old daughter in the Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.
According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, officers from Ikorodu Police Station received a complaint from a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers that Kanu was having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 19 years old daughter.
Recounting her ordeal, the teenage girl revealed that her father started having sex with her as a young child and threatened to ‘deal with her’ if she reports to anyone.
She further stated that when her father found out she was pregnant, he took her to a chemist where she was administered some drugs and injection to abort the pregnancy.
Elkana explained that;
The rape victim was taken to Mirabel Center (a centre that helps sexual assault victims) by the Police, for medical attention and forensic examination. The suspect was arrested and taken to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
Similarly, the police spokesperson revealed that officers from Bariga Police Station have also arrested a 33-year-old man identified as Chibuike Kalu for allegedly defiling his 14 year old daughter.
The survivor was also taken to Mirabel Centre for medical treatment and forensic examination.
Elkana stated that the suspect confessed to the crime and will be charged to Court.