NewsReport gathered that Mustapha Abiodun, a 44-year-old artisan, is being held in one of the cells at the State Police Command, Ikeja, for impregnating his teenage daughter in the Alagbado area of Lagos.
The victim (names withheld), whose parents are divorced, moved in with her father when she was 14 years old two years ago, but her father began sexually abusing her last June.
Mustapha allegedly apologized to the victim the first time he sexually abused his daughter, claiming he was under the influence of alcohol and promising it would never happen again.
Unfortunately, the sexual relationship between the duo led to the victim’s first pregnancy in August 2021. When the victim was four months pregnant her father procured an abortion for her in a nearby hospital in the Yusuf area of Alagbado.
It was learned that after successfully procuring abortion for his daughter, Mustapha continued to have carnal knowledge of his daughter till she got pregnant again.
According to one of their neighbors (names withheld), Mustapha is very protective of his daughter, he forbids her from interacting with people living in the compound. Apart from when she goes to school or when he goes to work, they were always together. We didn’t know anything was happening between them till we began to notice changes in her body.”
According to the victim’s mother, “I separated from Mustapha when my daughter was three months old. She lived with me till two years back when she started saying she wants to see her father and I obliged. And she began to live with him in Lagos.
“A few weeks ago, I received a distress call from a relative that I should come and take my daughter back. When I came to Lagos, my daughter and her father had traveled to Abeokuta for a burial. When they returned I discovered my daughter was pregnant, so I got the police involved.”
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of Lagos State police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspect was arrested on March 20, 2022, following the complaint by the victim’s mother. The case is currently being investigated by operatives at the Gender Unit of the command.