A commercial driver admitted to having had sexual intercourse with his 10-year -old daughter, a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja was told on Thursday.
Babatope Adamolekun, an importer of laboratory and scientific equipment, who testified in court said the young girl told him her father slept with her three times the night before she ran away from home.
Adamolekun reportedly found the girl begging for money at a bus stop in the Iju area of Lagos. “I asked her why she was not in school and the victim narrated to me that she lost her mother, was staying with her step-mother in Agege, a suburb of Lagos and needed money to go back. “She added that her father, Ajayi Gbadegesin, had been having sex with her for more than one and half years and that she almost died from the previous night’s experience, as her father had sex with her more than three times.” The witness said he was able to get the victim’s father to a police station with the help of four other persons.
On getting to Red House Police Station at Iju Ishaga in Agege, I told the police what happened and they assigned a female officer to take the girl to hospital for test and treatment. “I assisted them with N7,500 that evening when I was showed the result from the hospital that confirmed that her father had sex with her. The DPO, Ajimote, directed them to charge the matter to court immediately after seeing the report.” Gbadegesin reportedly admitted having sex with his daughter the next morning. He however added that it was the devil’s work.