A shameless father, Timothy Idowu,
has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly having canal knowledge of his 15-yr-old daughter in the Aradagun, Badagry area of the state.
It was learnt that the matter got to
the attention of the police after the
victim (name withheld), packed from her father’s apartment to put up with a family friend in the Ikotun area.
The father was said to have travelled for a prayer meeting on the day his daughter managed to escape.
According to Punch, Mr Idowu was
arrested on Thursday, June 23, by
the Badagry Police Division. It was
learnt that the victim, now in
government’s custody, was r*ped
while her mother was bedridden. A social worker, identified only as
Ibrahim, who reported the matter to
the police, said the victim fled to her
aunt in the Ikotun area.
“The victim fled to a relative, who is her aunt in the Ikotun area.
The aunt thereafter contacted our
organisation. The case got to my
attention last week. I reported the
case at the police station in Badagry immediately and the man was
“The victim said she could not bear it anymore as her father had r*ped her several times in the year. She said anytime the family slept at night, the father would sneak into her room and rape her. He would thereafter warn her not to tell anyone. She claimed the father started from the beginning of the year.”
Speaking with Punch, a neighbour,
who did not want his name in print,
said the victim had also reported to
her while fleeing the house. She said,
“The girl came to me on the day she was fleeing home and said her father had been r*ping her. I
thought she was mentally unstable,
until the man was arrested some
days ago.” In her statement to police, the victim said:
“I am 15 years old. I am in Senior
Secondary Class 2. My father
deflowered me several months ago,
and he had been r*ping me since then. Whenever he did it, he would
clean up the mess and warn me not
to tell anybody.”
A police source said from investigation the father also allegedly slept with the victim’s elder sister, who was a student of a
college of education in Lagos State.
Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Idowu’s arrest, saying he is under investigation.
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