A father has been nabbed by police after he took revenge on his wife for starving him of sex by raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter.
According to Punch, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested the father identified as Ike Iwuanyanwu, on Wednesday for allegedly raping his daughter, Priscilla (pseudonym) at Ajao Estate, in the Isolo area of the state.
Iwuanyanwu, who was a company driver living on Anuoluwapo Street in the estate, is alleged to have beaten his daughter and wife and warned them not to ever tell anyone about the incident.
However, his luck ran out as Priscilla’s mother informed her family members on Wednesday, who went to the girl’s school to confirm the story from her.
The case was thereafter reported to the state Ministry of Youth and Social Development, which informed the police.
According to Iwuanyanwu’s neighbour, the victim is the first child of the family. He also revealed that father had confessed to the crime.
Giving an account of the incident, the neighbour said: “The man is a driver and the girl is his first child. None of us knew anything about the incident until he was arrested. The only thing we saw was that the man beat up his wife and daughter late in the night on Tuesday.
“The girl was pregnant and the father tried to hide it. It was her school that informed the Lagos State Government.
“The girl confessed that it was her father who raped and impregnated her. The Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development alerted the police and the man was arrested.
”The suspect did not deny that he impregnated the girl. He knew the government was involved and he had no hiding place.
”We learnt he told the police that his wife did not allow him to have sex with her and he yielded to the temptation of raping his daughter.
It was also gathered that Priscilla’s mother allegedly took the teen to a place where the pregnancy was aborted. The pregnancy was said to have been aborted before she was rescued and taken into custody by government officials.
Police then arrested Priscilla’s mother on Thursday following her involvement in the alleged abortion.
The Coordinator, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lagos State, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the victim was safe in government’s custody.
She said: “Social workers have rescued the victim. She is now at an orphanage provided by the state government. We have also called for the duplicate case file. The girl’s mother was arrested for allegedly aborting the pregnancy. The police may grant her bail on the grounds that she has a four-year-old boy.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was ongoing.
“The man raped and impregnated his daughter, while the mother also procured an abortion for her. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has ordered that the case be transferred to the gender unit of the command for investigation. The girl is placed in a shelter because we cannot afford to see her go back to that vicinity” she said.
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