Nelson Akinsowon, her 45-year-old father, has sexually abused her for the past seven years, according to a 17-year-old girl.
The secondary school girl told police officers at the Fagun Police Division in Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area, that she had run away from home because she could no longer tolerate the harassment.
The kid described how her father, a secondary school teacher, began assaulting her in 2014 and has continued since then.
According to her, the abuse began after her mother left the house owing to health problems.
She went on to say that her father’s wife, who had been preaching to her about not dating males until she was married, was completely unaware of what was going on.
“I could no longer bear it and there was nobody I could tell because he threatened to kill me if I expose his action.
“This made me run away from the house till I was invited by the police to come to the station.”
Meanwhile, the suspect who had been arrested by the Police in the Fagun Division denied the allegations made by his daughter.
According to the suspect, “It was her mother that cooked up the story against me just to tarnish my image in the society because she is no longer staying with me as my wife. I never slept with my daughter.”
One of the family members of the victim also revealed that the girl confided in her about what had been going on.
The family member who craved anonymity said the girl told her that the father used to sleep with her anytime he was drunk.