Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 35-year-old Odewale Iseoluwa Akinleye for allegedly defiling the 16-year-old daughter of his lover.
Akinleye was paraded, yesterday, at the command’s headquarters in Owu Dekudu village, off Kobape road, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Guardian learnt that the suspect, a musician, belonged to the same band with the victim’s mother.
He said: “When her mom was traveling (to Israel in 2017), she handed her over to my elder sister, alongside her two brothers. We gave her a separate room. I had the opportunity to go inside her room. That was when the relationship started.”
The suspect said initially he did not sleep with her, when they both lived in the Oke Aregba area, until they moved to another location. He said when the girl confided in him that she had a boyfriend, he advised her that whenever she felt like having sex, she should always come to him.
“I can’t remember her age when I started sleeping with her. She’s going to be 17 years old by December 14, this year. Her mom travelled in November 2017 and left her with us.
“I didn’t penetrate her, then, in 2017. We were just cuddling ourselves. It was just a family relationship.”
He confessed to giving the victim lime after having intercourse with her, to keep her from becoming pregnant.
Asked why he engaged in the act, he said: “Her (victim’s) dad once told me that he slept with many people, including a mad person and that I should go and ask around, that sleeping with a mother and daughter is a wealth booster. That was what pushed me to penetrate her.”
The Guardian also gathered that the victim was nine years old when the incident began, and he had threatened to kill her if she informed anybody of the assault.
“I was nine years old and in JSS1 when I came back from school that day. He asked if I was not going to shower. I said yes, I would. He offered to bathe me but he started touching my nipples. I told him I was going to tell my mom. He threatened to beat me and kill me if I told anyone. Then, he carried me inside the room, put me on the bed and did it forcibly.
“Yes, he gives me a liquid substance to drink but it is not lime. It does not taste like lime, ” she added.
NSCDC state Commandant, David Ojelabi, represented by Public Relations Officer, Dyke Ogbonnaya, noted that the suspect would be charged before a competent court.