By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Two fathers are now in police custody in Lagos over alleged rape and impregnation of own’s daughters.
Similarly, a 26 year old salesman has also been held for alleged defilement of his employer’s twin daughters.
Identified as Eke Kanu, 61 years old of Ebute road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu and Chibuike Kalu, 33 of Amodu Street Bariga, the suspects were said to have been arrested on 12th June, 2020 at about 3.30pm and 26th June 2020 at about 7.30pm respectively.
While Eke was alleged of raping and impregnating his 19 year old daughter, Chibuike was said to have defiled his 14 years old daughter.
In the case of the salesman named Chinedu Obi, 26 years old, he was alleged of having sexual intercourse with his master’s twin daughters aged 12 years each.
The suspect was accused of committing the offence when he was left with the two girls in master’s house, who happens to be their mother.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the reports in a release made available to journalists.
It reads, ” On 12/06/2020 at about 1530hrs, Ikorodu Police Station received a complaint from a member of FIDA, that one Eke Kanu ‘m’ 61 years old of Ebute road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu was having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 19 years old daughter (name withheld) without her consent.
The survivor stated that her Father started having sexual intercourse with her when she was small and threatened to deal with her if she tells anybody.
She further stated that, when her father discovered that she was pregnant, he took her to a chemist where she was administered some drugs and injection to abort the pregnancy.
The survivor is taken to Mirabel Center 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.
In a related development, on 26/06/2020 at about 1930hrs, Bariga Police Station received a report that one Chibuike Kalu ‘m’ 33 years old of Amodu Street Bariga has defiled his 14 years old daughter (name withheld).
The survivor was taken to Mirabel Centre Ikeja for medical treatment and forensic examination.
The suspect was arrested and he confessed to the commission of the crime. He will be charged to Court.
On 16/06/2020 at about 1455 hours, a woman in her mid thirties (name withheld) reported at Aguda Police Station that her salesman, Chinedu Obi ‘m’ 26 years old had sexual intercourse with her 12 years old twin daughters (names withheld) when she left the two girls with him in her house.
The suspect was arrested and he confessed to the commission of the crime.
He stated that, he started having sexual intercourse with the girls in 2019.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the transferred of the case to Gender Unit, State Headquarters, Ikeja for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
CP advised parents not to trust anyone with their kids, especially female children.
He further reaffirmed the commitment of the Command to continually apprehend sexual offenders, wherever they are in the state and make them face the full weight of the law, saying together we can stop rape and all forms of sexual violence”.