A seven-year-old boy identified as Wisdom Adefemi, has accused his father, Olusegun Adefemi pictured above, of sexually abusing his three-year-old sister five times and attempting to penetrate his anus and that of his five-year-old brother, Godspower.
Wisdom made the allegation when he spoke at a press briefing organized by the Lagos state police command in Ikeja yesterday February 5th. Wisdom said his father had subjected him to beatings because he refused to allow him have anal sex with him.
“My daddy slept with my younger sister from here (pointing at the minor’s private parts) He put her on the floor and did it. It was not once, it was five times. He wanted to penetrate me from the back, but I refused. He wanted to do the same thing to my younger brother, Godspower. When we refused, he beat us up.” he said
Breifing newsmen, the state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, said the suspect was arrested on February 2nd at 6, Ipakan Street, Ijede, Lagos State, after an official of Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Adekoya Sesan, reported the incident. Imohimi said investigations carried out by the command, shows that the suspect injured his daughter in her private part.
”The man injured his daughter in the private parts as a result of forceful penetration. He caned the girl’s siblings each time they did not allow him to penetrate them from the anus. The girl has been taken to Mirabel Medical Centre for examination and treatment, while her siblings have been accommodated in a temporary home”
When interrogated by newsmen, the suspect said he was shocked by the allegations leveled against him by his own son.
“I am shocked at the allegations. I am innocent. I have never done it and I will never do it. I heard that my children accused me of defiling their sister. They never said it before me. I thought that they (the police) would bring them (my children) before me and ask them so that I can hear it from them, but they did not. You should know they are children and can be lured by biscuit or sweet to say anything. I do not know where that came from. I know I usually beat up my kids when they do something wrong. I don’t think this is an offence because I don’t want my children to become wayward. Their mother left over a year ago and since then, I have been with them. I do bricklaying jobs sometimes. At other times, I work as a conductor to provide for our needs.” he said
The police boss said the suspect would be arraigned in court soon.