One Timothy Idowu has been arrested by the police in Lagos state for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter in the Aradagun, Badagry area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen at the weekend, said Idowu was arrested on Thursday by the Badagry Police Division.
According to the PPRO, the matter got to the attention of the police after the unnamed packed from her father’s apartment to put up with a family member in the Ikotun area.
Speaking with the Punch, the victim said, “I am 15 years old. I am in Senior Secondary Class 2.
“My father deflowered me several months ago, and he had been raping me since then. Whenever he did it, he would clean up the mess and warn me not to tell anybody.
“The last time it happened, my mother was ill and bedridden.
“My father travelled for a prayer meeting after raping me so I ran away from home to my aunt’s place in Ikotun. It was my aunt who reported the case,” she added.
Ibrahim said, “The victim fled to a relative, who is her aunt in the Ikotun area. The aunt thereafter contacted our organisation. The case got to my attention last week. I reported the case at the police station in Badagry immediately and the man was arrested.
“The victim said she could not bear it anymore as her father had raped her several times in the year. She said anytime the family slept at night, the father would sneak into her room and rape her. He would thereafter warn her not to tell anyone.
Meanwhile, the police spokesperson said the victim had been kept in government’s custody and her father, who is being investigated, is in police custody.