The Nigerian Police have arrested 37 year old Ajiboye Oluwaseyi, for allegedly raping his two daughters a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old and his 15 year old stepdaughter in the Lekki area of Lagos state.
It was gathered that Oluwaseyi, who hails from Ondo State, was arrested on Wednesday, August 19, after his wife reported the matter to the police.
It was learnt that Oluwaseyi, who worked as a Lotto agent, had separated from his wife in December 2014.
He was said to have taken the 2 girls from his wife, leaving her with a baby (the 3rd child) and allegedly convinced his stepdaughter, Simbi (not her real name) to stay with him.
It was learnt that Simbi had allegedly been raped many times before she opened up to a neighbour, who reported the matter to the mother who went to a non-governmental organisation to report the sexual abuse of her daughter.
The police were informed and they in turn arrested Oluwaseyi and also took the 3 girls for medical tests which confirmed 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 an untimely death.
She added that Oluwaseyi refused her access to her daughters until the NGO and the police got involved.
“We were staying together in the Lekki Phase 1 area. My 15-year-old daughter, whom I had for another man, and the two daughters I have for Oluwaseyi were living with us until December.
“We had a quarrel and Oluwaseyi threatened to kill me. He sent me out.
“Family members, including his father, appealed to him to reconcile with me, but he refused. He also refused to allow me to see my daughters.
“When I heard about the rape, I confronted him on the matter. He boasted that nothing would happen to him. He broke bottles, and said he would kill me. Later on when I sat my first daughter down, she confessed to me that she was truly raped, and that it had occurred on several occasions.
“That was why I took the matter to the government, so that they would help me to check Oluwaseyi’s excesses.”
It was gathered that the 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 said
“The woman initially left with the teenager and the two girls she has for Oluwaseyi in December, 2014. The suspect, however, trailed her and forcefully took the girls, threatening to take her life if she refused.
“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, August 19, in the family’s Lekki apartment, while his daughters were also taken to the centre for tests. It was confirmed that they had been defiled. The two of them are in Primary 3 and Primary 1 respectively.”
The girls are currently living with their mother.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, confirmed the incident.
She added that Oluwaseyi had been arrested.