Police in Lagos have arrested a 61-year-old man, one Eke Kanu, who raped and impregnated his 19-year-old daughter.
The daughter, who resides with his father on Ebute Road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, said the man had been having immoral relationship with her right from her childhood.
She added that whenever she tried to refuse his advances, he would threaten to stab her to death.
Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who spoke with journalists on Monday, said on June 12, 2020 around 3.30pm, a complaint was sent to Ikorodu Police Station from a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers about one Eke Kanu, ‘m’ and 61, residing on Ebute Road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, was having sexual relationship with his 19-year-old daughter without consent.
The PPRO revealed that when the father got to know that the teenager had been pregnant for him, he tried to abort it.
He said, “She further stated that, when her father discovered that she was pregnant, he took her to a patent medicine store, where she was given some drugs and injection to terminate the pregnancy.
“The survivor has been taken to Mirabel Centre by the police for medical attention and forensic examination.
“The suspect was arrested and taken to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.”
On June 26, 2020 around 9.30 pm, Bariga Police Station also received a report that one Chibuike Kalu, 33, of Amodu Street Bariga, deflowered his 14-year-old daughter.
The PPRO stated that the victim had been taken to Mirabel Centre, Ikeja, for medical treatment and forensic examination.
Elkana noted that Kalu, who had been arrested, confessed to committimng the crime, adding that he would be charged to court.