The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Timothy Idowu, for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter in the Aradagun, Badagry area of the state.
Our correspondent learnt that the matter got to the attention of the police after the victim, Victoria (pseudonym), packed from her father’s apartment to put up with a family friend in the Ikotun area. The suspect was said to have travelled for a prayer meeting on the day his daughter fled home.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Idowu was arrested on Thursday, June 23, by the Badagry Police Division. It was learnt that Victoria, who had been kept in government’s custody, was raped while her mother was bedridden.
A social worker, identified only as Ibrahim, who reported the matter to the police, said the victim fled to her aunt in the Ikotun area. He said, “The victim fled to a relative, who is her aunt in the Ikotun area. The aunt thereafter contacted our organisation. The case got to my attention last week. I reported the case at the police station in Badagry immediately and the man was arrested. Read more