A 39-year-old man has been apprehended by the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command for allegedly impregnating his neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter.
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Awili, made the disclosure while parading the suspect at the corps state headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure.
Awili, who explained that the suspect and the victim’s parent are living in the same area, said that the girl had been earlier molested and defiled by the suspect’s son, Femi, before he took over and impregnated her.
“In our investigation, Omoju’s son (Femi) has earlier had sexual intercourse with the girl some years back and the father having discovered that took over from his son and continued the business of having sexual intercourse with the girl.
“And presently the girl is two months pregnant,”the NSCDC commandant said.
Speaking with the journalists, the victim, who was in SS 1 going to SS 2, said that Omoju had been sleeping with her since when she was in JSS 3.
“The first time he gave me N500 and N300 in second time.
“The first time he slept with me was when I came to play with his daughter who is my age mate and I slept off that day. While I was sleeping in the night, he came to where I slept in the sitting room and raped me.
“There was a day I was with his daughter in his house also, he sent his daughter an errand while I was still in their house and he slept with me before his daughter came back.
“It was my mother that discovered my pregnancy when I was spitting around before she took me to hospital for test.
“And when the test showed positive I was forced to confess who made me pregnant before I told my parents that it was Omoju that impregnated me,” she said.
But Omoju, who is living at No 38, Ajegunle Street, behind Lao in Akure, denied having sexual intercourse with the girl and said that the girl lied against him.
In a related development, the Corps Commandant also disclosed that Dayo Samuel, a 35-year-old bricklayer of Oke-Obere at Ijoka area of Akure, also defiled his 13-year-old neighbour’s daughter.
According to NSCDC commandant, Samuel has been threatening to kill the girl if she ever mentioned to anybody that he defiled her.
The NSCDC commandant also said that a case of 13-year-old boy who raped a 3-year-old girl was brought by the Ondo State Ministry of Women Affairs to the command.
Awili, who noted that abuse of minor and defilement had become a rampant in the state, said that NSCDC and other security agencies are already collaborating towards curbing the ugly trend.
He, therefore, appealed to members of public to see reason while they should work with the command by sharing some security information so that the Corps could able to deliver on its mandate.
“Any information given will not be divulged or exposed the informant. We are going to protect the informant.
“We also call on those people in the habit of planning evil or committing crime here and there to stop because all the security agencies have vowed to ensure that peace continue to remain in the state.
“If you are caught, the law will take its cause, so, it is better to stay away from crime so that you be a free citizen of the country.”