The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 65-year-old man, Waheed Kareem, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
The indigene of Abeokuta in Ogun State, is currently detained at the Oyo State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department while his 60-year-old brother, who also raped the victim is now at large.
It was gathered that the brothers assaulted the teenager at Olude, Apata in Ibadan, Ido Local Government Area of Oyo.
The victim, NIGERIACRIME, learnt is the stepdaughter of Waheed’s brother.
The JSS one student of a government-owned secondary school in the LGA, was earlier severely abused by her biological father from the age of two years old.
The victim, while narrating her ordeal, disclosed that her biological father started having carnal knowledge of her at age two after her mother, Abiodun Kareem, moved out of her matrimonial home.
The victim said the sexual assault continued till she was eight years, adding that her father had easy access because they were staying alone.
She said she was freed from her ordeal after she exposed her father to her maternal grandmother who paid her an impromptu visit.
READ ALSO: EFCC Reveals Plan By Corrupt Governors, Other Politicians To Flee Nigeria
The case was then reported at Isabo Police Station in Abeokuta, Ogun State and the father was arrested and kept in custody for four years awaiting trial but unfortunately died in prison.
Narrating her present predicament, she alleged that the 65-year-old stepfather, Kareem, continued from where her father stopped and always had sex with her weekly while his younger brother, Rasheed, popularly called Onaala had sex with her every day.
The teenager disclosed that the man threatened to kill her alongside her mother, adding that it was why she refused to let the cat out of the bag since 2021.
It was further gathered that a neighbour noticed that she was having her menstrual flow for 16 days every month as against the normal three to five days.
This prompted her mother to take her to a private hospital where it was diagnosed that her womb had been infected.
Confirming the allegation, the 35-year-old mother of the victim, Abiodun, said she accosted her husband but had to keep mute as she had no financial means to take care of the three children ages six, four and two birthed for the man.
As of press time, on Saturday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, could not be reached for confirmation.
Meanwhile, the Director of Child Welfare, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Oluwagbemileke Ojerinde, has promised that the state government would rehabilitate the victim while her mother would be supported in raising the other three children.