31 Oct Father rape 12 year old daughter
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
A police witness, Glory Eyo, on Monday told the Ikeja Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos how her father, Abdullah Abiodun, allegedly sexually assaulted his 12-year-old daughter.
Ms. Eyo, who was given evidence by Prosecutor Olusola Sholaye, told the court that the minor was defiled by her father in Badagry district of the state.
The witness also told Justice Abiola Soladoye that it was the defendant’s son Usman (the victim’s younger brother) who caught her father in the act and raised the alarm.
She said, “Abiodun was at home with his daughter (the victim), his brother, and a visitor.”
“After the visitor left, Usman was chased away by his father, and the defendant I asked him to leave the house. As they were leaving, Abiodun removed his daughter’s pants, grabbed her by the neck and tried to insert his penis into her private parts. the girl cried. Her brother heard the noise and entered the house and saw her father lying on top of her sister.
“The accused tried to chase Ms. Usman away, but the victim then jumped out and reported to the neighbor that her father was trying to have sex with her.”
“The neighbor then reported the incident to Ms. Barre. I alerted Mr. Barre before reporting to the Lagos State Police Badagry Division,” she said.
As a result, Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until December 16, 2023 for continuation of proceedings.
The defendant was arraigned on June 3, 2021, on a count of unlawful defilement of a child preferred against him by the state.
He was alleged to have committed the offence at their residence in the Badagry area of the state.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.