| credits: Olaleye Aluko
The police in Lagos have arrested a man, Ajiboye Oluwaseyi, for allegedly raping his two daughters ─ a six-year-old and a four-year-old ─ and his stepdaughter, 15, in the Lekki area of the state.
The 37-year-old Oluwaseyi, who hails from Ondo State, was arrested on Wednesday, August 19, after his wife reported the matter to the police. Oluwaseyi, who worked as a Lotto agent, had separated from his wife in December 2014. He was said to have taken the two girls from his wife, leaving her with a baby (the third child).
Oluwaseyi, after sending the wife packing, allegedly convinced his stepdaughter, Simbi (pseudonym) to stay with him. Simbi had allegedly been raped many times before she opened up to a neighbour, who brought the matter to the attention of the mother. Olwaseyi’s wife went to a non-governmental organisation to report the sexual abuse of her daughter.
The police were subsequently informed and they arrested Oluwaseyi. They also took the three girls for medical tests. The medical tests showed that Simbi had been raped on several occasions, while Oluwaseyi’s two daughters had also been defiled.
The suspect’s wife said she left her husband to avoid premature death. She added that Oluwaseyi refused her access to her daughters until the NGO and the police got involved.
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, provided medical attention, through the Mirabel Centre, to the three girls, and ensured that the police got the suspect arrested. A police source told PUNCH Metro that the girls were examined at the centre, where they were confirmed to have been defiled.