In Gombe State, a man was detained by police on Thursday for reportedly raping his 16-year-old daughter on a cemetery grave.
According to reports, Ruben Azaria carried out the act in their residence in the state’s Kaltungo council.
Azaria was detained, according to police spokeswoman Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, after a neighbor reported the alleged event.
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) also reported receiving a complaint of child defilement allegedly committed by a doctor in a related development.
The agency’s executive secretary, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, stated yesterday on the organization’s Twitter account that the complaint was received on March 19 through its toll-free number.
“We received a complaint bordering on an allegation of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child and defilement allegedly perpetrated by a ( medical doctor) .
“As is customary, the case was immediately referred to the Gender Desk Department of the Police Command in Lagos State.
“The child had already received medical support and was in the process of receiving psychosocial support,” Mrs Vivour-Adeniyi said.