One Ike Iwuanyanwu has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter.
The suspect, a driver residing on Anuoluwapo Street at Ajao Estate, in the Isolo area of the state, was arrested at the weekend after the matter was reported at the Ajao Estate Police Division.
According to the Punch, Iwuanyanwu had also beaten his daughter and wife, warning them not to disclose the incident to anyone but his wife informed her family members who went to the girl’s school to confirm the story from her.
Upon her confirmation, the case was reported to the state Ministry of Youth and Social Development, which informed the police and the victim was taken into custody by the Lagos State Government.
Meanwhile, the unnamed victim’s mother had reportedly aborted the pregnancy, saying she cannot bear such abomination.
The pregnancy was said to have been aborted before she was rescued and taken into custody by government officials.
The Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lagos State, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the victim was safe in government custody.
She said, “Social workers have rescued the victim. She is now at an orphanage provided by the state government. We have also called for the duplicate case file.
“The girl’s mother was arrested for allegedly aborting the pregnancy. The police may grant her bail on the grounds that she has a four-year-old boy,” Lola added.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigation was ongoing.
The PPRO said, “The man raped and impregnated his daughter, while the mother also procured abortion for her.
“The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has ordered that the case be transferred to the gender unit of the command for investigation.
“The girl is placed in a shelter because we cannot afford to see her go back to that vicinity,” she added.