A security guard in Obadore, in the Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Taiwo Oyelabi, has been arrested by the police after allegedly raping his daughter for seven months.
The 50-year-old reportedly impregnated the 21-year-old daughter while the incest lasted. It’s learnt that Oyelabi and the victim’s mother divorced when she was two-year-old.
Before the separation, they had had a set of twins together which included the victim.
It was learnt that Oyelabi’s younger sister took custody of the twins and she later travelled to Cote D’Ivoire with them.
It’s gathered that the victim relocated to Nigeria about seven months ago and started living with her father.
It was said that some residents of Community Road, Obadore, where the suspect and his daughter lived, got wind of the incest and reported to the police.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded Oyelabi on Monday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, said the report was found credible after an undercover investigation was conducted.
The CP said people became suspicious of Oyelabi as he always took his daughter along whenever he was going for his night work.
Edgal said, “This strange behaviour attracted the attention of the community and they reported the case at the Igando Police Station on April 16, 2018. After a preliminary investigation at the division, the matter was transferred to the Gender Section of the state command on April 18 for in-depth investigation.
“The suspect divorced his wife when the twins were still infants. The twins were taken to the suspect’s younger sister. However, sometime in November 2017, the suspect took the now grown daughter from his sister and brought her home to live with him.
“The suspect had been having sex with his daughter and the result of this unholy alliance is pregnancy. The suspect blamed the devil for his act.”