The Ondo state police command has arrested Nelson Akinsowon, a 45-year-old school teacher who allegedly had carnal knowledge of his 17-year-old daughter since she was 10 years old.
As a result of his daughter’s reporting to family members that he routinely had sex with her, the suspect was arrested and detained by the police in Ondo, headquarters of the Ondo West Local Government Area.
After her mother packed out of her father’s house due to irreconcilable differences, the teenager’s biological father began sleeping with her and molesting her for seven years.
The victim claims that:
“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 exposed his action. This made me run away from the house till I was invited by the police to come to the station.”
The accused father claimed that the victim’s mother forced her to make the false accusation against him.
“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.”he said
Funmi Odunlami, a spokesperson for the state police command, confirmed the incident and said an investigation was underway.