A 40-year-old man, Gbenga Taiwo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling his daughter, Folake (not actual title).
Taiwo, a widower, and his 15-year-old daughter stay collectively in a rented condo at Baruwa, Ipaja space of Lagos State.
Metropolis Spherical learnt that the daddy had been always molesting the lady since she was 13 by dipping his fingers into her non-public components.
Folake, having acquired bored with the molestation, was stated to have reported his father to their landlord who warned Taiwo to desist from the act.
He allegedly continued which prompted the lady to report him to her uncle not too long ago. Whereas the uncle was making an attempt to deal with the case discreetly, a neighbour acquired wind of it and escalated it.
Punch correspondent learnt that the matter was reported on the Ipaja Police Station and Taiwo was arrested final Saturday.
The Coordinator of a kid rights group following up on the case, Advocates for Youngsters and Susceptible Individuals Community, Mr Ebenezer Omejalile, informed Metropolis Spherical that Taiwo claimed to have suspected Folake of going out with males and determined to conduct “a virginity check” on her along with his finger.
He stated, “The lady stated she had been always abused by her father since she was 13. He’s about 40 years previous and a retired electrical energy employee.
“Earlier than the intervention of the lady’s maternal uncle, one Mr Alagba, the lady acquired bored with the wickedness of her father and knowledgeable their landlord who confronted the daddy to cease the evil act and he let him know the consequence of his motion.
“However the survivors turned a deaf ear to it and saved doing it to the extent that each time he was on night time responsibility, he went to the workplace with lady to maintain having her to his satisfaction.
“The person claimed that he noticed some footage in her daughter’s telephone and suspected that she was wayward. He stated he didn’t have s.e.x along with her however solely used his finger to test if she is a virgin or not.”
It was gathered that Taiwo’s relations claimed that he had psychological sickness in 2018 and was admitted at a non-public rehabilitation centre, Ise Oluwa Hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
A report signed by the hospital’s Medical Director, Dr Kayode Ojomo, indicated that Taiwo was admitted on the facility on October 1, 2018 “for complaints suggestive of a light depressive episode.”
The report added, “He’s presently on admission and can be discharged quickly as he has made exceptional enchancment.”
“He has been exhibiting unusual behaviour contained in the cell. At occasions, he would simply take away his garments,” a supply stated.
The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, SP Bala Elkana, confirmed Taiwo’s arrest.
He stated, “Investigation has commenced on the case and exams can be carried out on to find out the suspect’s psychological well being.”