A 62- year-old man, identified as Alabi Ibraheem, has been accused of having sex with his 10-year-old stepdaughter in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
This development was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPR0), Muyiwa Adejobi, who described the incident as barbaric.
The suspect was alleged to have committed the crime at the family residence located at Opara Estate, Aiyetoro Road, Abeokuta, and had since been evading arrest.
Adejobi said that the man would soon be arrested and brought to justice.
“The police totally condemn the act. He will not be spared. Thorough investigation shall be done and the man will be charged to court,” Adejobi said.
The victim, (names withheld), while narrating her ordeal to the police, said her stepfather had been having carnal knowledge of her for sometime.
The primary six pupil told the police that the man always threatened to kill her if she informed anyone about the unholy act.
“Daddy always sleeps with me whenever my mother is not around. He tells me not to inform anyone each time he sleeps with me,” she said.
The girl, it was gathered, informed her siblings about the incident and her mother, Mrs Adiat Ibraheem, subsequently got wind of it. She reported the matter to the police.
When policemen stormed Ibraheem's residence, the suspect had fled their home.
Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Child Protection Network, has decided to pursue the case and ensure justice.