A 14-year-old girl told the story below:
“My mother died when I was three years old. We were six in number living in the room, my father, his new wife, my younger brother and my two half sisters.
My mom died in 2007. She gave birth to me and my brother. It all started in 2014.
He used to check my private part to see if I had started menstruating or having sex with men.
Oneday, I was sleeping in the midnight, he removed my wrapper.
By then, my step mother had packed out of his house because she was accused of dating other men in the compound.
He inserted his finger in my private part and asked me if I had started menstruation, I said no. He asked if I have had sex before and I said no.
He said he would use his penis to test it. He climbed on me, I wanted to scream, but he held my mouth.
I bled from that night till the following day. I felt very bad but he warned me that nobody must hear what he did to me.
He repeated it again on 5th March, 2015. He did it between 9pm and 10pm. He used condom in the first one.
This time, he asked me to remove my clothe and lie on the bed.
It was a Thursday night, I could not bear it anymore. So the following day, I packed my things and left the house.
I dropped a note that he should not look for me. I moved to a nearby church and stayed there.
My uncle took me to the church and the members brought me to the police station after I told them what my dad did to me.”
The pastor and other church leaders reported the case at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos on May 20th. Her father, a 49-year-old plank seller, identified as Adeboye Adesola was arrested on May 21st.
According to a Daily Independent report, the girl alleged that her father first had sex with her in November 2014 and tried it again in March 2015 immediately after he separated from her stepmother.
During interrogation, the suspect blamed the devil for his actions
His words: “The day I was brought here (police station), I was thoroughly beaten by members of the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) who forced me to confess that I had carnal knowledge of my daughter.
“But here in the police station, nobody beat me. I told the Oga that it was devil’s work. Oga, I’m sorry, pity me. I’m from poor family.
“I am the only one taking care of them. Forgive me for whatever happened, I did not know what happened.”