Police in Lagos state, have arrested a 50 year old man for allegedly defiling his 19 year old daughter since she was 11.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Sunday.
According to Bala Elkana, the suspect was arrested after his 45-year-old wife, whose name was not revealed reported the matter at the Ikotun police station.
Ede was charged to court on May 11 after thorough investigation and was remanded in Police Custody.
It was alleged that the suspect’s incestuous behaviour was discovered by the woman at their Kajola Street, Ikotun residence after she noticed their daughter was being disrespectful towards her father.
She was said to have probed the teenager to know what was wrong and she opened up to her mum that Ede has been raping her since she was 11.
The victim was said to have told her mum he often threatened violence on her each time she resisted him, adding that he warned to deal with her if she ever told anyone about it.
He said: “The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit (FSU). He confessed to the commission of the crime. After a thorough investigation into the case, the suspect was on May 11, charged to Chief Magistrate Court ll Ogba on five counts of incest, rape, sexual harassment, defilement and sexual assault.
“He is remanded in police custody while the case is adjourned till June 15 for hearing,” Elkana said.