Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 33-year-old man, Tunde Kareem, for allegedly defiling his 11-year-old daughter.
The command also apprehended another suspect, Amos Michael, aged 46, who defiled a 10-year-old girl after luring her into a secluded place where he fondled her private part.
Parading the suspects at the NSCDC headquarters in Agodi, Ibadan, on Monday, January 23, 2023, the Public relations officer, DSC Oyindamola Okuneye said the command will not tolerate any abuse of children in the state.
According to the PPRO, the cases were reported on January 15 and 17 respectively.
“One Mr Tunde Kareem, 33, who lives at Papa area of Idi Osan, Ibadan, had carnal knowledge of his 11-year-old daughter,” he stated.
“Also, 46-year-old Mr Amos Michael, who lives at 7, Agbati Orile, Osan Road, Alakia, Ibadan, on January 15, 2023, took an advantage of his friend’s stepdaughter, aged 10, in a secluded environment where he touched her inappropriately until she was defiled.”
Okuneye said that Commandant Adaralewa, in his quest to sanitise Oyo State from crime and criminality, vowed to make the suspects to face the wrath of the law.
Speaking to journalists, Kareem denied defiling his daughter.
“It was my former wife who reported me that I was sleeping with my daughter. We were no longer together and she travelled out of Nigeria. She wanted to take the girl from me when her mother was still alive. Nothing happened until about three weeks after she came back when she went to lodge the complaint,”
“I have married another wife and she and my ex-wife used to quarrel a lot. I didn’t do anything with my daughter. She is my first child.”
However, in her statement, Kareem’s daughter told NSCDC officials that her father had been defiling her for quite some time, especially whenever his current wife went out or was engaged in house chores.
She was said to have seized the opportunity of going to her mother’s family during Yuletide to intimate her aunt of the sexual abuse she was going through from her father.
Her mother, who was said to have gone to an Arab country, was reportedly informed by her sister when she came to Nigeria for the new year celebration.
The second suspect, Michael, admitted fondling the 10-year-old girl’s private part but denied any form of penetration.
“The girl is my friend’s stepdaughter. I carried her on my bike to buy biscuits for her. When I was returning, I rubbed her private part with my fingers, but I didn’t sleep with her as being claimed by her family,” the suspect told the Nigerian Tribune.