The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Raymond Ike Iwuanyanwu, 41, for allegedly raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter, at Ajao Estate, Isolo. Raymond said that frustration led him into the act.
“I started sleeping with her sometime around January, after I lost my job. I am a transporter, but I took to alcohol after I lost my job and could not meet up with my responsibilities as the head of the house.”
It was learnt that the victim had been taken into custody by the Lagos State Government.
Raymond had also allegedly beaten his daughter and wife, warning them not to disclose the incident to anyone. The girl’s mom, however, informed her family members, who went to the girl’s school to confirm the story from her.
The case was thereafter reported to the state Ministry of Youth and Social Development, which informed the police, who arrested Raymond, last Wednesday. The pregnancy was said to have been aborted before the girl was rescued. The mother was arrested on Thursday for her involvement in the alleged abortion.
The Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lagos State, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the victim was safe in government’s custody. The case, which is currently being investigated at the Gender Unit of Lagos State Police Command, will be charged to Ikeja Magistrate’s Court today.