40-year-old man, Victor Emafolomi, has been detained by the police for allegedly R,aping his wife’s daughter, Keji.
The suspect was apprehended on Sunday by the police from the Agbado division after the mother of the victim reported the case.
Keji (pseudonym) lived with her mother and Emafolomi on Olukososi Street, Jafa, Agbado, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Emafolomi was said to have Rap£d Keji on two occasions in October, threatening to kill her if she informed her mother.
It was gathered that the first time she was Rap£d, Keji was at a shop where she was learning hairdressing within the community when her stepfather called her on the telephone to come home to prepare lunch for him.
While the teenager was immersed in the cooking, Emafolomi reportedly descended on her and dragged her into the bedroom.
She said, “That afternoon, he was drunk. He beat me up when I resisted. I explained to him that he was like a father to me, but he didn’t listen. He used a pillow to cover my mouth and Rap£d me. He said he would kill me if I told my mother about the Rap£.
“Two days after, he had S£x with me again. That evening, he beat me up because I insisted that I would tell my mother when she came back from work. He went out and came back with two men after about 30 minutes. The men stared at me and left. He said they would be monitoring my movement and that if I reveal what he did to me, they would kill me.”
Our correspondent gathered that the suspect left home after the second encounter and did not return until about two weeks later.
“Before the incident, he had warned a boy called Owolabi to stay away from me because he didn’t want us to have a relationship,” Keji added.
Keji’s mother, Taiwo, who told PUNCH Metro said she was abreast of the time her daughter usually menstruated, said she became worried last Tuesday, October 24, when Keji did not do so.
“I took her to a clinic in our area and it was confirmed that she was pregnant. I begged her to tell me who impregnated her, but she refused,” Taiwo said.
After much pestering, Keji was said to have confided in her mother, who reportedly passed out afterwards.
“I was very shocked, but I could not fault the revelation because my husband had abandoned home for some days and there was no misunderstanding between us. I think it was because of what he did,” she added.
However, the suspect, who hails from Delta State, refuted the allegations, saying it was Owolabi, who impregnated Keji.