Wednesday, 1 July 2015

CRIME ALERT- How our father raped us — daughters

Ibadan—Oyo State Police Command has arrested
a man who allegedly defiled his two under-aged
biological daughters and two of his nieces, all
between 14 and 17 years.
The crime was allegedly committed at Moniya in
Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.
Though the suspect, a herbalist, denied the incest
allegation, saying he was being held for a crime
he did not commit, the confessions of the four
girls took many people at the state police
headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan by surprise as they
narrated how the father had sex with them at
different times.
While parading the suspect, identified as Tajudeen
Awoniyi, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Muhammed Katsina, said the accused person had
carnal knowledge of his own daughters whenever
he was drunk.
The commissioner alleged that the suspect would
give black soap to the other two nieces before
having sexual intercourse with them one after the
other.
Nieces’ story
Speaking with newsmen yesterday, one of the
victims (names withheld), said: “My sister and I
are the nieces to Tajudeen Awoniyi.
“His daughters came to our house and asked us
to follow them to their place. On getting there,
her father told us he would give us soap by
midnight which we must use to bathe.
“Around 1a.m., he woke me up, gave me a black
soap and asked me to go and take my bath. After
taking my bath, I went to him and he placed
something under his tongue and asked me to
sleep on a bench.
“He had sex with me. Afterwards, I was bleeding
and he asked me to go to bed. By morning, he
sent my sister and me out of his house.”
The sister, who is about 16 years old,
corroborated the story, saying “after taking my
bath at night, he tied my mouth with cloth so
that people would not hear me when I cried.
“He had sex with me afterwards and by morning
he sent me out of his house.”
He’s been sleeping with me since last year—
Daughter
One of his daughters also said: “My father has
been sleeping with me since last year. Whenever
he comes home drunk, he sleeps with me and my
sister (names withheld). He had slept with me
three times now since last year.”
He once threatened my mother with cutlass—
Sister
The suspect’s sister said: “When I came back
from where I travelled to, I did not meet my
daughters at home. So I asked the people around
and I was told that my brother’s children came to
my house and my daughters went out together
with them.
“I said they could not have slept in my brother’s
place because it has been a while I saw him. The
next day as I was about to pray around 6:30a.m.,
my brother showed up.
“I was scared because I usually get scared when I
see him since the day he threatened my mother
with cutlass to release his children for him when
they were still little.
“So he told me that my daughters slept in his
place and he had asked them to go back the next
day. It was not until the third day that I saw my
daughters. Someone staying around brought them
home.
“One of them was holding her tummy. I later took
them to the hospital where we found out about
the incident and I had to call the police.”
The victims, who dared their father and told the
police the whole story, further explained that they
kept sealed lips for fear of being beaten by the
herbalist.

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