By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A man simply identified as Kazeem Olapade has been arrested by the Police in Osun State for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his 13-year-old biological daughter.
It was learnt that the suspect started the unlawful act last year during the Covid-19 lockdown ordered by the government.
Mrs Basirat Ismail, Olapade’s wife was said to have reported the suspected incest to a Non-Governmental Organisation, Monsurat Ajoke Foundation and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Osogbo.
According to the Principal, Social Welfare Officer in charge of Ede Zone of the Osun State Ministry of Children, Women and Social Affairs, Mrs Dorcas Lawrence, said the case was brought to the notice of the ministry last week.
Lawrence said the case was later reported at the State Criminal Investigation Department by the ministry before the suspect was arrested.
It was further gathered that the victim’s mother married the suspect in 2006 before their separated 2009. Basirat later married another man but left her two daughters in the custody of their father (Olapade).
The victim’s mother was said to have visited her daughters at the house of her estranged husband in Ido-Osun sometime in February and discovered that her younger daughter was not walking properly.
She was said to have questioned her before her elder daughter revealed that their father had been molesting her sexually since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
Olapade was later arrested by the Police in his house at Ido-Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of the state.
Meanwhile, the state government, through its Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo, has affirmed that no rapist would go unpunished adding that they would face the full wrath of the law.