A security guard in Obadore, in the Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Taiwo Oyelabi, has been arrested by the police after allegedly raping his daughter for seven months.
The 50-year-old reportedly impregnated the 21-year-old daughter while the incest lasted.
We learnt that Oyelabi and the victim’s mother divorced when she was two-year-old.
Before the separation, they had had a set of twins together which included the victim.
It was learnt that Oyelabi’s younger sister took custody of the twins and she later travelled to Cote D’Ivoire with them.
Our correspondent gathered that the victim relocated to Nigeria about seven months ago and started living with her father.
It was said that some residents of Community Road, Obadore, where the suspect and his daughter lived, got wind of the incest and reported to the police.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded Oyelabi on Monday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, said the report was found credible after an undercover investigation was conducted.
The CP said people became suspicious of Oyelabi as he always took his daughter along whenever he was going for his night work.
Edgal said, “This strange behaviour attracted the attention of the community and they reported the case at the Igando Police Station on April 16, 2018. After a preliminary investigation at the division, the matter was transferred to the Gender Section of the state command on April 18 for in-depth investigation.
“The suspect divorced his wife when the twins were still infants. The twins were taken to the suspect’s younger sister. However, sometime in November 2017, the suspect took the now grown daughter from his sister and brought her home to live with him.
“The suspect had been having sex with his daughter and the result of this unholy alliance is pregnancy. The suspect blamed the devil for his act.”
Edgal added that the suspect would be charged to the Special Court for Sexual Offences in Ikeja.
Oyelabi, while confessing to the crime, told reporters that he slept with his daughter five times.
The native of Ejigbo, Osun State, said it was the daughter who tempted him into the act, adding that he was not responsible for the pregnancy.
He said, “Her mother and I separated when she and her twin sister were two years old. My sister took them to Cote D’Ivoire. Seven months ago, my sister sent her back to Nigeria.
“She started living with me. One day, I was relaxing at home when she suddenly grabbed me and forcefully kissed me. I tried to beat her, but I did not know what came over me; I had sex with her.
“I went to a church and explained what happened to a pastor. He said some evil persons were after us and that I had to be prayerful. I slept with her five times. It was my landlord who reported the case to the police.
“I didn’t meet her as a virgin. She told me that she had a boyfriend who also slept with her. She said it was the boyfriend that impregnated her.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, while briefing journalists on recent operations of the command, said suspected robbers were rounded up at different parts of the state.
He said on April 20, 2018 around 5.30pm, one Raphael Oluwanishola, who was on a motorcycle, was flagged down along Ile-Iwe Road, Meiran, during a stop and search by the anti-robbery team from the Meiran division.
“Upon questioning him, he said he was a thrift collector. He offered the officers the sum of N5,000 to let him continue his journey. When the officers refused his offer, he jumped down from the motorcycle and fled.
“He was chased and apprehended. His bag was searched and three locally-made cut-to-size pistols and 11 cartridges were recovered from him,” the CP added