A 44-year-old man, Kabiru Oke and his son, Farouq, 19, have been arrested by the police in Lagos for alleged serial rape and impregnating a teenager (names withheld).
The incident happened at their 1, Olatikupo Street, Egbeda residence for about four months, while the 13-year-old victim lived with her aunt, the man’s wife.
It was gathered that the girl had reported Oke’s sexual abuse on several occasions to his wife, but she always shut her up and their son joined in the act when he caught his father raping the victim.
The girl, unable to withstand the defilement, fled to her mother’s place in Ogun state in January where she was enrolled in school and her teacher discovered she was pregnant.
It was further gathered that it was at that point that the girl revealed her ordeals in her aunt’s home in Lagos, which prompted her mother to file a report at the police station.
According to the victim, the sexual assaults first started October, last year, when her aunt’s husband asked her to fetch water for him.
“He asked me to watch water for him to bathe and I did. When I brought the water, he pushed me inside the bathroom and raped me. From then, he was doing it regularly. I told my aunt, but she did not do anything about it.
“The man continued doing it since his wife did not take any action. Then, in January, Farouq started his. He saw his father sleeping with me and then, he started doing it. The man was sleeping with me and Farouq was doing it too,” the child told Child Protection Network (CPN’s) Precious Ndukwu.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, police spokesman DSP Bala Elkana said the case was reported at the Gender Unit by the child’s mother on March 27, adding that the defilement by Oke commenced on October 20.
He said: “The second suspect, being the son of the first suspect started having unlawful carnal knowledge of the same minor on January 10. The suspects have constantly threatened to kill the victim if she ever told anybody about the affairs.
“The victim exposed them when her mother suspected some changes in her and discovered that she is pregnant. The survivor was taken to Mirabel Centre by Gender Unit for medical examination.
“The two suspects were arrested and charged to Magistrate’s Court Two Ogba for defilement. The case was adjourned for May 13, while the suspects were remanded in Kirikiri Prison.”