It was like a drama in Lagos yesterday when Lagos Police Division revealed the identity of a 40-year-old man, Gbenga Taiwo arrested for allegedly defiling his daughter, Folake (not real name).
Taiwo, a widower, and his 15-year-old daughter live together in a rented apartment at Baruwa, Ipaja area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that the father had been constantly molesting the girl since she was 13 by dipping his fingers into her private parts.
Folake, having got tired of the molestation, was said to have reported his father to their landlord who warned Taiwo to desist from the act.
He allegedly persisted which prompted the girl to report him to her uncle recently. While the uncle was trying to handle the case discreetly, a neighbour got wind of it and escalated it.
OduduwaNews learnt that the matter was reported at the Ipaja Police Station and Taiwo was arrested last Saturday.
The Coordinator of a child rights group following up on the case, Advocates for Children and Vulnerable Persons Network, Mr Ebenezer Omejalile, while speaking to the PRESS MEN on the matter, said Taiwo claimed to have suspected Folake of going out with men and decided to conduct “a virginity test” on her with his finger.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Police Headquarters has assured Lagosians that all hands shall be on deck to ensure that the rapist which happened to be the father of Folake (not real name) is brought to justice to serve as deterrent to others.