The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Uchenna Elumadu, a 47-year-old trader for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter.
It was reported that the man, Uchenna was making his daughter take pills to prevent her from getting pregnant. He was caught by his wife who raised the alarm that attracted their neighbors and residents of Martins street, New Oko Oba in Agege.
After his arrest, the suspect told police he had slept with his daughter three times.
A police source said “The man has three children, two girls and one boy. The victim is the first child and she is in JSS 3. He had been sleeping with her for a long time. He started sleeping with her in 2015. It was easy for him because his wife is a casual worker at the airport and she is most times on night duty and does not sleep at home. What he does is to sneak into the room at midnight while the other children are asleep. He will wake the girl up, rape her and give her drugs to prevent pregnancy”
Unfortunately for Elumadu, on September 19 when he went to wake the girl up, his wife was home and wide awake and she caught him in the act. “The woman caught him in the act and shouted. She reported the case directly to the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.” The source said. The matter was immediately referred to the Gender Unit of the Command headquarters, Ikeja, where a manhunt was launched for the suspect. He was arrested at his house on Friday and his daughter is currently at the Police College Hospital in Ikeja.
The 15-year-old girl told the police that her father on several occasions woke her up in the middle of the night to rape her mostly when the mother was on night duty.
“The mother caught the suspect having intercourse with the victim. The father admitted to raping her on three occasions, blaming the act on the devil. The victim is currently admitted to Police College Hospital, where she is receiving treatment. This is in partnership with Mirabel Centre and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where medical examination will be carried out on her.” Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos said.
Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said the CP had ordered that the suspect be charged