A widow in Ogun State has told the Nigeria Police how a neighbour broke into her home and had canal knowledge of her teenage daughter.
The widow whose identify could not be disclosed so as to protect her traumatised daughter from stigmatisation, reported the incident at the Itele Police Station in Ogun State.
Narrating her daughter’s ordeal, the window said Mr. Lawal Adewunmi, an engineer, allegedly broke into her house in the night and had carnal knowledge of her 16-year-old daughter at their Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area home.
But efforts to apprehend Adewunmi have proved abortive as he reportedly disappeared immediately after the incident almost two months ago.
Explaining how the incident happened, the widow said, “I travelled on Thursday to Badagry and left my younger children in my teenage daughter’s care. On Saturday, Adewunmi, whose house is opposite where I stay and had just returned from his working place after two years, broke into my apartment and forcefully had carnal knowledge of my daughter.
“He did that after noticing that I was not around. He came to my apartment in the night, started knocking the window and repeatedly called my daughter’s name to open the door, but she and her siblings refused. So, he left and came back 45 minutes later. This time, the younger children were already asleep, because it was raining.
She said, “When my daughter wanted to shout, he used a cloth to cover her mouth till he finished and left. My daughter called and informed me about the incident and said Adewunmi deflowered her. My comrades in the CDHR and I reported the matter to the Itele Police Station and when we asked for Adewunmi, his wife said he had left home since 4am. The incident happened on June 6, 2020, and he ran away on June 7, and we have not seen him since then.
“I took my daughter to a lot of people for assistance and I have been told that Adewunmi wanted to use her for rituals. He believes that there is no one to fight for me to get justice, that is why I need the government to help me.”