A 50 year old man Yesiru Onajobi is in the police custody for allegedly defiling his 14 years old daughter.
The incident happened at Bogije community in Ibeju Lekki Local government council of the State. The incest has produced a seven day old baby. The victim, Kehinde Onajobi is a JSS1 student and said her father threatened to kill her if she revealed their love relationship to anybody.
The incest came to public notice when the villagers discovered that Mr. Onajobi is fathering a child from his own daughter. They raised alarm over the incest and Mr. Onajobi was ostracised from the village.
Mr Onajobi ran to the Elemoro police station on November 11th to report the incident and he was subsequently arrested by the police for alleged defilement of his daughter.
On Monday, the police paraded Mr. Onajobi and he confessed to have defiled his daughter. He however said his daughter lured him to made love with her.
"I want to let people know that my daughter is not a virgin, she seduced me.She was fond of sleeping unclad in my bed , she has a twin brother, I have been taking care of both of them since my wife died four years ago . I only slept with her once, she has always been wayward even before my wife died. ." He said.
He also narrated how he eventually slept with his daughter and how he was ostracised in the community "One day, she told me she was sick ,and I took her to the hospital , where it was known to us that she was pregnant , afterwards my in-laws came to take her to Lagos, it was after she put to bed that she came to accuse me that I am the father of the baby.
The villagers came around to tell me of my atrocity of sleeping with my daughter , and afterwards they ostracised me from the village , they said if I refuse to leave town , they will arrest me" Mr. Onajobi, a farmer said.
Miss Onajobi said her father was the man that disvirgined her and she had lost count of the number of times he had slept with her.
" Immediately my mum died, I stayed back with my dad, it didn't take long that he started having sex with me , when I told him I have missed my period , he only continued in sleeping with me . He threatened me several times not to tell anyone of his wicked act.I gave birth on Wednesday but I don't want this child, I need the government to take care of the baby so I can go back to school''. Miss Onajobi said.
The police spokesman, Samuel Jinadu, a deputy superintendent of police said the suspect will soon be charged to court."The command is deeply concerned about this immoral act by a father who defiled his own daughter and put her in the family way. Lagosians are advised to be morally upright and they should not take the law into their hands. The man will be charged to court for defilement and the girl and her baby will be taken to the police welfare house at Alakara (Mushin) for proper care. Meanwhile, we call on other private organisations to come to the aid of the girl, we will be contacting some of them for their assistance" Mr. Jinadu said.