A man identified as Eze Chukwuma was arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court on Monday for allegedly molesting his two daughters.
The 55-year-old man was arraigned on two counts bordering on defilement contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law CH. C17. Vol 3, Law of Lagos of State, 2015.
According to report the father molested his daughters, age 16 and 17, between 2008 and 2017, at No 2 Agbeke Close, Iyana-Era, Coker bus stop, Ijanikin, Lagos.
More report had it that Chukwuma started molesting his daughters following the death of his wife in February 2008.
The 16-year-old victim revealed that her father who she lost her virginity to in 2008 takes turns with the sisters every night.
She further stated that one of her elder sisters ran away from home when she could no longer endure the
incessant sexual harassment.
“The whole thing started when my mother died in February 2008. My father brought us back from the village in Ebonyi State to Lagos and started harassing my elder sister sexually; two of my elder sisters were already staying with him then. When we got to the house, we couldn’t find one of my sisters.”
“So, I asked my eldest sister and she said that she ran away from the house when she could no longer bear daddy’s sexual harassment.”
“My eldest sister stayed and endured everything, because she would soon finish secondary school. My eldest sister later gained admission to the university and since then has not come home, neither has she spoken with my father.”
“At a point, I was left at home with my two other sisters and at night, my father would ask us to separate ourselves so that he could sleep with one person first before going for the other. Sometimes, he would threaten to stab us if we refused to allow him to have his way.”
The presiding judge, Justice Abiola Sholadoye, ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Kirikiri Medium Prison and adjourned the case till October 28 for trial.