Police in Lagos State, have arrested a man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter and administering drugs on her to prevent pregnancy.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.
Ms. Badmos said the Gender Unit of the command was investigating the suspect, Uchena Elumadu, for a case of defilement.
She said a neighbour, who resides at Martins Street, new Oko Oba, Agege Lagos, reported the case to the police.
She said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had on different occasions, raped the JSS 3 student who is his daughter.
The police spokesperson said that Mr. Elumadu usually administered drugs to prevent his victim from getting pregnant after having intercourse with her.
“The victim said that her father, on countless occasions wakes her up in the middle of the night to rape her, mostly when her mother is on night duty,” she said.
“The mother is a casual worker in one of the outfits attached to airport.
“On the night of Sept. 19, the mother discovered the suspect having intercourse with the victim and raised the alarm and one of their neighbours reported the case to the police,” Ms. Badmos said.
She said the victim had been admitted at the Police Cottage Hospital, Ikeja Police College, where she is receiving treatment in partnership with Mirabel Centre LASUTH.
The spokesperson said medical examination was being carried out on the victim.
Mr. Badmos said the Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the father, who admitted raping his daughter on three occasions, be charged to court.
“The commissioner has vowed that the command will no longer tolerate cases relating to domestic and sexual abuse in the state,” she said. (NAN)