Police arrest man who defiles his daughter

A man, Peter Kennedy, has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 16- year- old daughter (name withheld).

Kennedy was alleged to have been sexually involved with his daughter since the girl was 13.

Lagos police command said the girl had an abortion during the period due to the action of her father.

The most recent incident happened on Tuesday at their Mende, Maryland residence, where the victim and her father reside with her step-mother.

A concerned neighbor was said to have reported the father’s acts to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), an agency of the Ministry of Justice, which in turn reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Anthony Village Police Station who ordered the immediate arrest of the victim’s father and her step- mother.

The police reportedly invited the victim, her father, step-mother and the whistle blower to the station where the father was said to have confessed to having sexual relationship with his daughter in his statement to the police.

Our correspondent gathered that the step-mother, on realizing the gravity of the offence, started confessing about how the father has been having sexual relationship with his daughter since three years ago and her involvement in the abortion.

The woman was said to have queried her husband and warned him not to engage in such act again.

The Coordinator DSVRT, Mrs. Lola Vivour-Adeniyi and a police officer who is also a member of the team (names withheld) said on Thursday night that the victim is now in the care of the state government and would undergo medical examination at Mirabel Centre at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.


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