CRIME Man, 50, stripped naked over rape of stepdaughter
A50-year-old man identified as Oseni has been beaten up and stripped naked for allegedly raping his step daughter, a minor.
The suspect, who hails from Akoko Edo, Edo State, allegedly committed the offence at his residence, Ajegunle Street in Mpape, Abuja, while his wife and mother of the victim (names withheld) travelled to Lagos to attend a wedding ceremony.
It was learnt that the woman had married Oseni after her husband’s death.
According to information gathered by our correspondent from the victim’s uncle, who identified himself as Emmanuel, the girl complained to her step father that she had a slight headache, “but instead of getting her a pain reliever, he gave her a sleeping tablet in order to carry out his wicked intention,” he said.
It was gathered that when the victim told her mother what happened, she warned her daughter never to tell anyone.
Emmanuel further told our reporter that the mother of the girl denied the rape complaint when he invited her for interrogation at his residence.
His words: “When I heard the rumour that my niece was raped by a man called Oseni, her step father, I called her mother to find out but she denied it. Later on, I called my daughter (the victim) to find out if what I have been hearing was true or not. That’s how she opened up and told me how she was raped. I later invited Oseni to hear his own side of the story. But unfortunately, he accused me of denting his image and bragged to deal with me.”
Emmanuel’s co-tenant, who craved anonymity, told our reporter that the meeting turned to a shouting match between the duo.
“Emmanuel’s younger brothers descended on Oseni, beat him up and removed his clothes and dragged him along the street naked. The man was lucky because not long after some policemen who were on patrol came to his rescue,” she said.
A police source, who spoke to our correspondent on the ground of anonymity, said the case had been charged to court.