Men of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested a 45-year-old school teacher, Nelson Akinsowon, who allegedly has been having carnal knowledge of her 17-year-old daughter since she was ten years old.
The suspect was taken into police custody in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State after his teenage daughter reported to family members that he routinely had sex with her for seven years.
A family who confirmed the incident said that a complaint of child abuse was reported at the station when the family confirmed that the man has been having carnal knowledge of her daughter.
While speaking, the teenager explained that her biological father started sleeping with her and molested her for seven years, since her mother packed out of her father’s house due to irreconcilable differences.
The young girl said her father started sleeping with her at age ten and explained that her father used to sleep with her anytime he was drunk.
She said, ”My father is a Secondary School teacher. He has been sleeping with me since 2014 when I was 10 years old till July, last month.
“My mother is no longer staying with us because of her health issues and my father married another wife. My father’s wife preaches to me about keeping myself from men until I am married, not knowing that my father has been sleeping with me.
“I could no longer bear it and there was nobody I could tell this to because he always threatened to kill me if I expose his action.
“This made me run away from the house till I was invited by the police to come to the station.”
The suspect, Akinsowon who denied the allegation said “It was her mother that cooked up the story against me just to tarnish my image in the society because she is no longer staying with me as my wife. I never slept with my daughter.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the arrest of the school teacher and said the investigation has commenced into the matter.
She assured that the command would get to the root of the matter, saying the suspect has denied raping or having carnal knowledge of his daughter.