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Lagos butcher,Tunji Adeniran arrested for Raping two stepdaughters
A butcher in the Ilasamaja area of Lagos State , Tunji Adeniran , has been arrested for alleged defilement of his two stepdaughters, Ope and Ola ( pseudonyms ) , aged 10 and 14 respectively.
Adeniran , 40 , had reportedly been molesting the girls , who are in Primary 5 , for a long time until recently when Ola opened up to her class teacher .
City Round learnt that the teacher had during a class last week advised the pupils not to allow anyone touch their private parts when Ola suddenly burst into tears .
After the class , she was said to have taken the teacher into her confidence , narrating how Adeniran had allegedly serially abused her and her younger sister .
It was gathered that the state Ministry of Youth and Social Development intervened in the case and Adeniran was arrested on Tuesday .
A social worker with the ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity , told our correspondent that the girls had been taken for tests and placed in a shelter in Idi Araba .
The official said, “ The result of defilement will be out soon . It was discovered that they have been infected and they were given drugs . According to the girls ’ mother , her older daughter had once reported to her that the suspect was having sex with her. She said she also reported her husband to his family but he denied it .
“ The woman however said she was not aware her husband was molesting her second daughter . The older girl said the man had been sexually harassing her for about four years. When the woman was further interrogated , she said she was tired of the marriage because the suspect demands sex every day and she could not cope with him anymore . ’’
The spokesperson for the police in the state , CSP Muyiwa Adejobi , confirmed Adeniran ’s arrest , adding that he would be taken to court on Monday .
He said, “ Yes, we have the case and the suspect is with us. The Commissioner of Police , CP Hakeem Odumosu , has stepped up mechanisms to reduce rape, sexual harassment , gender and domestic violence to the barest minimum in the state . These offences are inhuman and we condemn them in totality .”