55-year-old man arraigned for defiling two of his daughters over a period of 9 years—
A 55-year old man, Eze Chukwuma, was arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court yesterday Monday June 24th for allegedly molesting his two daughters, aged 16 and 17, between the years 2008 and 2017 at his No 2 Agbeke Close, Iyana-Era, Coker bus stop, Ijanikin, Lagos.
According to the court papers, Chukwuma allegedly started molesting his daughters after the death of his wife, the girls mother, in February 2008.
During the court hearing yesterday, the 16-year-old daughter, said her father disvirgined her in 2008 and slept with her and her other sister consistently for 9 years.
“The whole thing started when my mother died in February 2008. My father brought us back from the village in Ebonyi State to Lagos and started harassing my elder sister sexually; two of my elder sisters were already staying with him then. When we got to the house, we couldn’t find one of my sisters. So, I asked my eldest sister and she said that she ran away from the house when she could no longer bear daddy’s sexual harassment.
“My eldest sister stayed and endured everything, because she would soon finish secondary school. My eldest sister later gained admission to the university and since then has not come home, neither has she spoken with my father.
“At a point, I was left at home with my two other sisters and at night, my father would ask us to separate ourselves so that he could sleep with one person first before going for the other. Sometimes, he would threaten to stab us if we refused to allow him to have his way.” she said
The presiding judge, Justice Abiola Sholadoye, ordered that Eze be remanded in the Kirikiri Medium Prison and adjourned the case till October 28 for trial.