A 49-year-old businessman was recently arrested for raping his 15-year-old daughter.
The businessman identified as Tony Ehumadu, was caught raping his daughter, by his wife who is a custom officer, in their house in the Oko-Oba area of Abule Egba, Lagos state.
Ehumadu who went ahead to explain how he raped his eldest daughter twice, said his wife didn’t want to report him to the police, but had told her brother who eventually took the matter to the police.
Here’s what he said:
“I did the abominable act with my eldest daughter. But I only raped her twice. I don’t know what came over me. I am convinced that forces beyond me led me into committing the crime. Both incidents happened on Fridays. One Friday night, one of my friends invited me to a naming ceremony around Power Line, New Oko-Oba. I came back home drunk but my wife was not around. All my children, except the eldest, were asleep.
Immediately, I rushed in and raped her. I did not meet her as a virgin. But the second time, my wife was at home. That Friday night, we were all watching a movie, when I suddenly stood up and went straight into my daughter’s room and started raping her. It was at that point that my wife caught me and started shouting. My wife did not want to go to the police because of the embarrassment it would bring to the family and because of her reputation as a Customs officer. But her brother did.”