A 13-year-old girl, Busola (not real name), has been allegedly raped by her father, Mr. Kazeem Olapade, on multiple occasions at Ido-Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of the State of Osun.
Busola, who spoke in an audio interview made available to OSUN DEFENDER by a Non-Governmental Organization, Monsurat Ajoke Foundation last weekend, confirmed the incident.
The victim in the audio interview said: “It is true that the event occurred, my father has been having carnal knowledge of me since he divorced our mother on March 20, 2020.”
The victim, a Junior Secondary School 1 student, alleged that her father, a drummer, usually came to her every night to rape her on bare floor, while he rubbed his manhood with a substance.
She said this was going on a countless occasions, but she could not tell anyone what she was experiencing because her father threatened her.
Busola stated that nobody could come to her aid when the action was going on because her father had fought and given quit notices to all the tenants living with them.
She added: “My father usually covered my mouth with pillow when rapping me and blood usually came out afterward. He did threaten me not to disclose it to anyone; raining curses on me.”
The father, who reportedly had four wives, was said to be formerly working as a barber. He was also said to have owned four houses in different locations within Osogbo.
According to a junior sister of the victim, Adeola, (not real name), “I did notice my sister usually cried every morning. So, I was curious to know what was actually happening to her. I think she was afraid to tell me what was going on between her and our father.
“On one particular night, I decided to pretend as if I had slept off; suddenly, I saw our father entering our room, I saw him putting his leg on my sister, but in that process, I dozed off. I couldn’t know what transpired between them”.
The children also alleged that their father usually left home every Friday, coming back on Sunday with different kinds of phones and multiple SIM cards in his room. They said they could not ascertain the kind of work their father does.
It was gathered that the matter had been reported at the Osun Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at Oke-Ayepe, Osogbo.
At the NSCDC office, the victim was said to have called his father on telephone and told him that she would tell her mother of what he had been doing to her.
The drummer father allegedly threatened her on the phone, not knowing she was with the NSCDC.
The suspect has been arrested and detained at the state CID.
However, the victim, her sister and their mother who is currently nursing a baby, have been taken to the custody of the State Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, through the aid of the founder of Monsurat Ajoke Foundation.