A 12-year-old girl yesterday gave a shocking revelation of how her father and his stepson allegedly took turns to rape her for seven months in Ilogbo area of Lagos.
The girl whose identity was concealed for privacy said, the rape incident started when her father and his mistress holding aided the woman’s son to rape her. At the moment, the victim, who was alleged to have been forced out of school while in Junior Secondary School 1, had been treated for several sexually-transmitted diseases allegedly contracted during the said period.
One of the two suspects, Adimawu, a commercial bus driver, took his daughter away from their Isheri apartment in May 2016, following a misunderstanding with his wife. He reportedly took her to his mistress’ home at Ilogbo. During her stay there, the victim was stopped from going to school, as she was assisting her father’s mistress to sell oil bean seed, otherwise known as ugba, at the Alaba International Market.
Narrating how she was violated, the victim said: “One of my father’s mistress’ son, Kenneth, crept to where I slept on the floor one night and started touching my private parts. I woke up and rushed to inform my father, who was sleeping on the bed with his mistress.
“But he drove me back, saying I should allow him do whatever he wanted to do with me. My father came to where I was sleeping and, with the assistance of his mistress, parted my legs and instructed his stepson to have sex with me.
“The next day, after everyone had gone out, my father called me inside, locked the door and had sex with me. He warned me not to tell anyone about what happened, threatening to kill me if I did.
“Since then, my father and his stepson had taken turns to rape me. At times, when I went to sell ugba at Alaba, his stepson would take me to an uncompleted building, where he would place some cartoons on the ground and rape me.”