Police in Ogun State have arrested a commercial bus driver, Fatai Ogundele for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter and battering her for refusing to continue the unholy act with him. Ogundele took his daughter's custody from his sister in 2014 after divorcing her mother in 2006. Subsequently, he started engaging in the incestuous relationship with his first daughter.
However, the bubble burst on May 6, 2016, when the JSS 2 student raised the alarm, drawing the attention of neighbours when her father allegedly wanted to molest her again. The neigbours reported the matter to the police, leading to his arrest.
The younger sister had fled home when Ogundele requested to check her private parts to know if she had been growing pubic hairs. She said her father raped her whenever her stepmother was not at home, adding that he had raped her on five occasions.
Titi said, “My sister and I lived with daddy, but she left home sometime in 2014. That time, daddy called us and said our mother directed him to check the hair on our private parts. We refused and called our mother on the telephone. She said she did not tell him anything of such. My sister fled home since then and had not come back.
“One day, he took me out, telling my stepmother that he wanted to buy books, bags and clothes for me. I was very happy. But he took me to his friend’s house somewhere in Mushin and raped me there. I have never experienced it before. He was the one that deflowered me. After that time, he raped me four times in our house when my stepmother was not around. There was a time that he sneaked into where I was sleeping in the night and raped me.
“In the morning of the day he was arrested, I told him that what he was doing was bad and that he should stop, but he did not listen. He beat me up when I did not allow him to have sex with me and that was how people knew about it,” she told Punch.
But Ogundele denied the allegations and said, “It is a lie. I only slept with her once. I have realised my mistake and I promise I won’t make it again.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. He said Ogundele had been transferred to the state police command headquarters in Abeokuta for further investigation.