Operatives attached to the Ikotun Police Station in Lagos state have apprehended a 35-year-old man, Adewale Adeleke, who has been accused of defiling his two daughters of 10 and 12. Years since the past two years.
According to information gathered by DailyPost, the two daughters (names withheld), who were in tears, confessed that their father had been sleeping with them since 2011 without the knowledge of their mother who left them since last year.
It was learnt that the incident occurred in Ikotun, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos.
The oldest of the two daughters confirmed to our correspondent that the barbaric act has been going on since she was 11 and when her younger sister was eight years old, and that it was her father who defloured her.
In her words, “Our father sleeps with us frequently. The first time he slept with me, I saw blood coming out of my private part and he used his singlet to clean me up.”
DailyPost also gathered that Adeleke was exposed by the Vice Chairman, Freelance Broadcast Association of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter, Demola Olota, Mrs Esther Ogwu of the Esther Child Rights Foundation and Mrs Mary Olasupo of the Compassionate Women and handed him over to the police.
It was gathered that the culprit allegedly admitted that he had been defiling his daughters since 2011 and that he should be forgiven.
He was quoted as saying that the devil pushed him to have sex with them and that whenever he is arouse sexually, he goes for his daughters.
Mother of the children, Kemi Adeleke, who left her husband last year to Ibadan, Oyo State was devastated when the news that her estranged husband had been sleeping with their children got to her. She said she could not eat for two days. Kemi said she left her husband because he was an irresponsible man.
She said she is the one that feeds the family and even on top of that, she gets seriously beaten up by her husband.
According to her, when she left for Ibadan, she left the children with her mother but her husband went there to return them to the house.
Executive Director, Esther Child Rights Foundation, Mrs. Esther Ogwu, said the man as wicked for defiling his two girls for two years, saying that her foundation would ensure that justice is done in the matter.
She stated that when she interviewed Adeleke at the police station, he admitted to the act, adding that the foundation was trying to see if the children’s mother could take custody of the children when she arrives from Ibadan.
Lagos State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ngozi Braide confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying that he would be arraigned in court soon.
Meanwhile, the two girls are now under police protection, while their father will be arraigned at the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court by the police.
Source: Daily Post