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A 50-year-old man, Taiwo Oyelabi, has been arrested for allegedly sleeping with his biological daughter. The suspect, who is currently being detained at the Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command, was also accused of impregnating his 21-year-old daughter, Taiwo Nibilia Oyelabi.Confessing to newsmen, the suspect admitted having an affair with the young girl, saying he had canal knowledge of her only five times. “I only slept with my daughter five times and it took place in my house. She came to me the first time kissing me while I was lying down on my bed, and urging me to make love to her. At first I was surprise but I gradually yielded to her demand.
“It all started some years back after my wife, who is also the girl’s mother moved out of my house over a minor domestic quarrel. She actually left with our twin kids while they were still young. At the time she left, she kept the children in the custody of my younger sister.
“There was a time when I tried to drink insecticide but some petty traders prevented me from doing so in my area. I also tried to jump into a well the second time, but was rescued by neighbours who saw me when I attempted to climb the well. I know it is the handwork of the devil and I pray that God and members of my family would have mercy on me,” he said.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspect before newsmen at the command headquarters, Ikeja, yesterday, said a case of incest was first reported at Igando Police Station on April 16. Edgal said the report was actually made by some concerned members of the public who felt sad about what was happening.
He said that preliminary investigation carried out at Igando police station revealed that the suspect has had sexual intercourse with his daughter on several occasions.
“Based on the findings at Igando, the case was transferred to the Gender Section of the Command on April 18, for a more in-depth investigations. The suspect, Taiwo Oyelabi, who resides at No. 15 Community Road, Obadore, Iyana Oba, while the victim is the suspect’s 21-year-old daughter.
“Both have been having inappropriate sexual liaison, the result of the unholy alliance between father and daughter was pregnancy. Investigation into the case revealed that the suspect is a security man but the strange part of his work was that whenever he was going to work, he goes with his daughter. This strange behavior attracted the attention of the community and they reported to the police,” Edgal told newsmen.
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