Police nab father who has been raping daughter for three years
A 45-year-old man, Adebisi Akinola, has been arrested by the Ondo state Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly raping his daughter for about three years. Thus was made known by the state’s Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Pedro Awili, on Tuesday, in Akure.
The NSCDC boss noted that Akinola had been abusing his daughter sexually since she turned 15 in 2015.
“Akinola has confessed to the crime, he agreed that he has been sleeping with his daughter for three years now. Likewise his daughter also confirmed the ugly incident in the course of our interrogation which helped us to quickly nab the suspect,” he said.
Awili condemned high incidents of rape involving minors in the state and warned parents, especially fathers to desist from such act which he described as barbaric, crude and a great offence against God.
Also speaking, the victim said she had earlier reported the case to her paternal aunt, but regretted that no meaningful step was taken to address the problem.
“I once told my aunt about the harassment from him, but she could not do anything about it, instead it got worse. I beg you to help warn him not to sleep with me again because I don’t want him to be jailed because of me,” she said.
Akinola admitted sleeping with his daughter, saying it was the handiwork of the devil.
Meanwhile, the commandant has disclosed that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.