A father and his son have been arrested by the police after allegedly impregnating his wife's 13-year-old niece who lived with them.
The 44-year-old man, Kabiru Oke, and his 19-year-old son, Faruq, who live at No 1 Olatikupo Street, Egbeda, Lagos, were arrested after a complaint of defilement of a minor reported by the mother against the husband of her elder sister and his son on March 27, 2019.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana, said: “The victim lived with the perpetrators for a couple of years. The affairs between the minor and Kabiru started on 20th October, 2018, with the suspect having constant sexual intercourse with her.
"However, Faruq started having unlawful carnal knowledge of the same minor on 10th January 2019. The suspects have constantly threatened to kill the victim if she ever tells anybody about the affairs."
The girl was only able to speak out when her mother suspected some hormonal challenges in her and discovered that she was pregnant.
Kabiru and his son, Faruq, have been charged to Magistrate Court 2 Ogba for defilement and adjourned till May 13, 2019. They have, however, been remanded at Kirikiri prison till their court date.