24 Nov 2015

Man arrested for raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter

The police in Lagos have arrested a government worker, identified only as Omoniyi, for allegedly raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter in the Meiran, Alagbado area of Lagos State.

Omoniyi was arrested by the Meiran Police Division on Sunday.

It was learnt that the victim had last week opened up to a neighbour, who took her to a non-governmental organisation – Community Surveillance Patrol of Nigeria.

The NGO was said to have reported the matter at the police station, and Omoniyi was arrested.
One of the officials of the organisation, identified only as Ebenezer, said, “The 14-year-old girl’s case was reported to us as a matter of sexual abuse by her stepfather. We then informed the police.

“Omoniyi is a civil servant in Osun State. There were text messages that the suspect allegedly sent to the girl, whenever he came to Lagos on the weekends. The girl claimed the suspect had been sleeping with her since 2014.”
The girl was being rehabilitated by another NGO, the Bimbo Odukoya Foundation, with the approval of the Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Joe Offor, confirmed the arrest. He added that investigation was ongoing.

Credit: Punch Metro

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