By Chiemelie Ezeobi
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one suspected rapist, Kennedy Michael, for defiling and impregnating his 13-year-old daughter in the Maryland area of the state.
The suspect was said to have consistently defiled his daughter since 2013, unknown to the family members, at will until she became pregant.
THISDAY gathered that the victim was a love child who had gone to live with her father and his new wife, at no 5 Kobe Street, Maryland, at the demise of her mother.
When he discovered she was pregnant, he was forced to let his wife into his secret and they both conspired to take her for an abortion, an act that uncovered their secret and brought in the police.
Confirming the incident, the state Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said investigations by the police had revealed that Kennedy started having sexual intercourse with his daughter since 2013, until she got pregnant.
She said, “At the discovery of the pregnancy, the suspect and his wife, who happens to be the step-mother of the victim quickly took her for abortion.
“The case is under investigation and all the accomplices including the nurse and the stepmother are undergoing interrogation while the victim is under protective custody in a shelter.”