A 14-year-old girl (name withheld) has accused her father of forcefully having carnal knowledge of her in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The minor, who lives in the Olosan area of the Ayegun Community in Ibadan, pleaded with a vigilante group, the Oluyole Security Surveillance Team (OSST), to take her out of her father’s house before he would destroy her.
‘He threatens to poison me whenever I refuse him’ – 14-year-old girl repeatedly raped by her father cries out for help
The OSST commandant, Olusegun Idowu, who confirmed the girl’s plea to the Nigerian Tribune, said that the girl and her father were brought to the group’s office, where the girl opened up about how her father had been sexually assaulting her.
The girl, who’s said to have wept throughout her narration, said,
“My father has been having sexual intercourse with me for some time. Whenever he wanted to do it, he would be begging me. If I refused him, he would threaten that he would poison me. When it became frequent and I became tired of the sexual relationship I did not desire, I went to a private radio station to report him. My mother’s name is Rashida. She’s an Ibadan indigene but lives in Lagos.
“I know my father’s family members but when I told his sister, she was nonchalant about it. She said I was lying against my father. I want my father to be punished for his deeds. He used to beat me over offences I did not commit. I want to be taken away from him. I don’t want him to know wherever I’m taken to, because I’m tired of it all.”
The father, who gave his name as Ismaila Olanase, a.k.a. Baramo, initially denied having a sexual relationship with his daughter but later confessed to having done it once.