The Lagos state police command have arrested one 58-year-old commercial motorcyclist, identified as Johnson Okon, for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old teenage daughter in the Ikorodu axis of the state.
The state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, while parading the suspect before newsmen, said the victim had reported her father’s action to her mother. Her mother who did not believe her, asked her not to let anybody know about it. Angered that her mother was not willing to act against her father, the victim fled their home and took refuge at her father’s friend’s house.
“The command’s Gender Unit is investigating a case of defilement reported by a 14-year-old girl against her father, Johnson Okon, 58, of Charismatic Road, Abule Berger, Ikorodu. According to the victim, after her father, who is a security man/okada rider, had defiled her, she reported to her mother, who did not believe her and warned her not to tell anybody. She added that because of her mother’s inaction, she ran away from home and sought refuge in the home of her father’s friend. The victim has been referred to the Mirabel Centre for medical examination.” Imohimi said
Also paraded was one Habib Abdullahi, 64, who was accused of sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in his apartment in Ikorodu, Lagos. Parading the suspects before newsmen, CP Imohimi said
“The Gender Unit is also investigating another case of defilement that occurred in the Ikorodu area of the state and reported by one Mrs Obinna, 37, of Selewu, Ikorodu on behalf of her six-year-old daughter against one Habib Abdullahi, 64, a carpenter of the same address as the complainant. During interrogation, it was revealed that on Monday, December 3, 2018, around 10am, the suspect took the victim into his room and inserted his fingers in her private parts.
“However, her mother noticed that her daughter was unnecessarily irritated and withdrawn; so, she began to ask her questions and she revealed to the mother what Abdullahi had done to her. Investigation is ongoing into the two cases of defilement; the suspects will be charged to court soon” he said