CRIME Man, 50, stripped naked over rape of step­daugh­ter

Daily Trust - - CRIME -

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.

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