By: Okosun Dennis
Lagos State has been invaded by sex predators as some teenage girls have been raped while one was impregnated by his father.
It was learnt that in the last three weeks, cases of defilement, sexual harassment and rape have been reported at various police stations in the State.
Nationalwire gathered that a man identified as Eke Kanu, 61, has been arrested by the police for raping and impregnating his teenage daughter at Ikorodu.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday explained that on the 12th June, 2020 about 1530hrs, Ikorodu Police Station received a complaint from a member of FIDA, that a suspect who lives at Ebute road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu was having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 19 years old daughter (name withheld) without her consent.
Admitting the veracity of the information, the victim told the police that the father started having sexual intercourse with her when she was small and threatened to deal with her if she reveals the sexual abuse to anybody.
Unfortunately, she further stated that when her father discovered that she was pregnant, he took her to a chemist shop where some drugs and injection were administered on her to abort the pregnancy.
It was learnt that the victim was later taken to Mirabel Center for medical attention and forensic examination while the suspect was arrested and taken to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
Similarly, on the 26th June, 2020 about 1930hrs, the Bariga Police Station received a report that one Chibuike Kalu, 33, of Amodu Street Bariga defiled his 14 years old daughter (name withheld) leading to the arrest of the suspect.
In another development, an employee in a private business identified as Chinedu Obi, 26, was also arrested by the police for defiling his employer’s daughters at Aguda.
DSP Bala stated that a woman in her mid thirties (name withheld) had on the 16th June 2020 about 1455 hours, reported at Aguda police station that her salesman, Chinedu had sexual intercourse with her 12 years old twin daughters (names withheld) when she left the two girls with him in her house.
As a result, the suspect was subsequently arrested and has confessed to the commission of the crime.
According to Chinedu, he has been having sexual intercourse with the girls since 2019.
Based on his confessional statement, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the transfer of the case to Gender Unit, State Headquarters, Ikeja for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
He, therefore, advised parents not to trust anyone with their kids, especially female children. He further reaffirmed the commitment of the Command to continually apprehend sexual offenders, wherever they are in the State and ensures that they face the full weight of the law.
Odumosu reiterated that with unity and togetherness, “we can stop rape and all forms of sexual violence.”