The Lagos state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence
Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 46-year-old man identified as Chinedu
Ifeleka, for defiling his 14-year-old daughter for 3 years.
The suspect who was paraded before journalists on Monday September 9, reportedly started abusing his daughter in 2016.
“This incidence according to the daughter happened twice when she was
11 years old. The victim said she reported to her mother but no action
was taken”, Kehinde Mary Bada, Public Relations Officer of the command
The suspect’s daughter, Chinwedu in her statement after his arrest
said he abused her again on August 9 while her mother was away at her
paternal grandmother’s place.
“The daughter said her father woke her up at about 2:25 a.m to
start touching her inappropriately after which he had carnal knowledge
of her,” the corps said.
Confirming the incident, the victim’s mother Mrs. Florence Ifeleka
said she was scared to report the first two incidences because her
husband threatened to deal with her ruthlessly if she did.
Chinedu who confessed to abusing his daughter, said his daughter’s
habit of coming home late whenever she leaves the house made him curious
over her virginity. Blaming his actions on the devil, the arrested
father said he was tempted to start abusing his daughter after a
continous check of her panties.
The Commandant, Mr. Cyprian E Otoibhi told newsmen that “the suspect
will face the full wrath of the law and will be handed over to the
appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution.”