A seven-year-old boy, Wisdom Adefemi, on Monday revealed how his father, Olusegun, sexually abused his three-year-old sister, Favour.
He made the revelation on the premises of the Lagos State police command, Ikeja.
The minor was reiterating the disclosure by the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who said he ordered the arrest of Adefemi for allegedly defiling his daughter and attempting to sodomise his two sons.
According to Wisdom, his father not only abused their sister five times, he also attempted to penetrate him and his five-year-old brother, Godspower, through the anus, but they refused because the pain was too much to bear.
Giving a graphic detail of their ordeal, he said: “My daddy slept with Favour from here (pointing at the private part of his sister.) He put her on the ground and then he did it. It was five times. He wanted to do my own from the back but I refused. He wanted to do Godspower too. When we refused, he started beating us.”
Parading the suspect, the police boss said he was arrested at No. 6 Ipakan Street, Ijede, after an official of Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Adekoya Sesan, reported the incident. He said Adefemi had unsupervised access to his kids since he was separated from his wife over alleged spousal abuse.
But the suspect, who denied the allegation, insisting that he was innocent, said he was shocked his kids could accuse him of wrongdoing. He said: “I am shocked at the allegations. I have never done it and I will never do it. I heard that my children accused me of raping their sister. They never said it before me.
“I thought the police would bring them before me and ask them so that I can hear it from them directly but the police did not.You should know they are children and can be lured with biscuit or sweet to say anything. I do not know where that came from. I know I usually beat my kids when they do wrong.
“I do not think that is an offence because I would not want my children to grow up badly. Their mother left over a year ago and since then, I have been with them. I do bricklaying job sometimes, other times, I work as a conductor to provide our daily bread.”
Imohimi said the suspect inflicted grievous injury in the private part of the child as a result of forceful penetration. “The girl has been taken to Mirabel Medical Centre for examination and treatment while her siblings have been placed in temporary home. The suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.”