The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos State Command on Monday arrested a father who has been allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter for up to three years.
Chinedu Ifeleka, the 46-year-old father of three was arrested in Ojo area of Lagos state.
The suspect, who alleged to be a furniture maker, stated he made love to his daughter under the control of alcohol.
Ifeleka always made love to his daughter any time his wife had gone out and without the notice of his siblings.
Cyprian Otoibhi, the NSCDC commandant alleged that the suspect had been violating the victim since 2016 when she was 11 years old.
He spoke in her statement, the victim revealed her father sexually molested her again on 9 August 2019, about 2:25 a.m., while her mother had gone out to visit her grandmother, alleging that her father woke her up and started touching her in her private part and other parts of her body.
“When the information got to the commandant, our officers who were in the area where the incident occurred were directed to go after the suspect and in the process, the suspect was arrested,” he said.
Otoibhi said the suspect would face the full wrath of the law and would be handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution.
However, the suspect, Ifeleka confessed to have committed the crime, but claimed he had carnal knowledge of his daughter once, adding that: “I am appealing to my daughter to forgive me, because what I did to her was under the influence of alcohol.”
The victim’s mother, Mrs. Florence Ifeleka said she was afraid to report the incident to the security agencies because her husband threatened to divorce him.
“When I couldn’t bear it anymore, I had to discuss it with my friend who later reported the matter to the NSCDC officers in our area, which was how my husband was arrested and detained. I still can’t believe my husband can do such to his daughter,” she said.