A 39-year-old driver, Dare Omoju, has been arrested for impregnating the daughter of his neighbour in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Omoju, who lives at No 38 Ajegunle Street, behind Lao Petrol Station in the city, was nabbed following bitter complains by the minor’s mother.
He was paraded before journalists yesterday, at the office of the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Akure, Ondo State.
The state commandant of the NSCDC, Pedro Awili, said that the suspect was nabbed following reports to the command on the shameful act.
Mr Awili noted that Mr Omoju’s son, who has been identifed as Femi, had defiled and molested the girl.
“In our investigation, Mr Omoju’s son (who is called Femi) had earlier had sexual intercourse with this same girl some years back.
“The father, having discovered that, also took over from his son and continued the business of having sex with the same young girl.
“Shamefully, the girl is already two months pregnant for him”, he said.
He added that the command was able to find out that the suspect and the parents of the victim lived in the same neighborhood of Akure town, although, Mr Omoju quickly denied having any sexual intercourse with the girl.
“This small girl is lying against me”, he said.
The victim (name withheld) spoke to journalists and explained how the father and his son took advantage of her by molesting her with sex.
She bluntly narrated how Mr Omoju had been using stipends to have sex with her in his family residence.
The 14-year-old secondary school student stated that the man always threatened her not to tell anyone of the escapade.
“The first time he slept with me was in his house when I came to play in their room with his daughter who is also my age mate.
“I slept off in their house that day and suddenly at night, he came to wake me up and raped me repeatedly.
“There was another day in the same house, I was with his daughter and he sent her on an errand.
“But while awaiting her return, he took advantage and again slept with me before she came back.
“It was my mother that discovered I was pregnant after I vomited everywhere. She immediately took me to the hospital for a test.
“The medical test ended up being positive and I had to confess who impregnated me, which is Mr Omoju”, she said.
In a related development, one Dayo Samuel, a 35-year-old bricklayer, was also paraded by the NSCDC.
Samuel, who stays at Oke-Obere in Ijoka area of Akure, also defiled his 13-year-old neighbour’s daughter.
He was said to have threatened to kill the girl if she told anyone about the sexual intercourse between them.
These threats led to his arrest by the Intelligence Unit officers of NSCDC in the Ondo State Command.
However, the NSCDC boss, Mr Awili, has given a warning over the abuse of minors and defilement, which keeps recurring in the state.
“If you are caught, the law will take its cause. It is better to stay away from this shameful crime,” he said.
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