The Ogun State Police Command at the weekend arrested a commercial driver, Fatai Ogundele, for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter, simply identified as Titi.
The suspect reportedly beat up his daughter, a Junior Secondary School 2 pupil for denying him more sex.
Ogundele divorced Titi’s mother in 2006 and she (Titi) and her sister had been living with Ogundele’s mother since then until 2014 when he relocated them to his residence in the Alasia area of the state.
He allegedly started engaging in canal relationship with Titi about two years ago, the Punch reports.
According to the report, luck ran out on Ogundele on May 6 when Titi raised the alarm, drawing the attention of neighbours when her father allegedly wanted to molest her again.
The neigbours reported the matter to the Onipanu Police Divison, leading to man’s arrest.
The embattled victim said her father raped her whenever her stepmother was not at home, adding that he had raped her on five occasions.
Titi said, “My sister and I lived with daddy, but she left home sometime in 2014.
“That time, daddy called us and said our mother directed him to check the hair on our private parts.
“We refused and called our mother on the telephone. She said she did not tell him anything of such. My sister fled home since then and had not come back.
“One day, he took me out, telling my stepmother that she wanted to buy books, bags and clothes for me. I was very happy. But he took me to his friend’s house somewhere in Mushin and raped me there.
“I have never experienced it before. He was the one that deflowered me. After that time, he raped me four times in our house when my stepmother was not around.
“There was a time that he sneaked into where I was sleeping in the night and raped me.
“In the morning of the day he was arrested, I told him that what he was doing was bad and that he should stop, but he did not listen.
“He beat me up when I did not allow him to have sex with me and that was how people knew about it.”
On his part, Ogundele faulted Titi’s claim, saying, he only had sex with her once.
According to him, “It is a lie. I only slept with her once. I have realised my mistake and I promise I won’t make it again.”
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said Ogundele had been transferred to the state police command headquarters in Abeokuta for further investigation.
“The suspect was arrested for raping his daughter.
“He is in police custody in Abeokuta for further investigation and he will be charged to court on completion of investigations,” the PPRO stated.