By Dayo Johnson
Akure—A 45-year-old man, Adebisi Akinola, has been arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for allegedly raping his daughter for three years.
The suspect said: “It was the handiwork of the devil.”
Officials of the state chapter of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, effected the arrest following a tip-off.NSCDC
Briefing newsmen, the state Commandant of the Command Pedro Awili, said the suspect had been abusing his daughter sexually since 2015, when she turned 15.
Awili said the victim reported the abuse to the officials of the command when she could no longer cope with her father’s sexual demand.
According to him the suspect had confessed committing the crime, saying “The suspect has confessed to the crime that he has been sleeping with his daughter in the last three years. Likewise his daughter has also confirmed that her father had been sleeping with her since she turned 15 years.
Awili pointed out that the confession of the victim helped officials of the command to arrest the suspect who would soon be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
He described as worrisome the high incidents of rape involving minors in the state.
In an interview the victim said she had reported her father’s abuse to her paternal aunty but regretted that nothing was done about the abuse until she summoned courage to report the matter to the command.
According to her “I once told my aunty about the harassment from him, but she could not do anything about it, instead it got worse. I beg my aunty to help warn him not to sleep with me again because I don’t want him to be jailed because of me.”