A middle-aged Painter, Paul Iwapele is currently cooling his legs at the Police custody in Ikorodu, Lagos State for allegedly defiling his three-year-old step daughter.
Account of the victims mother, who happens to be Paul’s wife simply called Kemi revealed that the accused has been having canal knowledge with her three-year-old daughter since early January, 2020.
Kemi said she has been having strange feelings about her daughter’s interaction wirh her husband, Paul before the whole secret was let out.
She said on many occasions, her daughter do show Paul her vagina and at times, she does tough Paul’s manhood and touch him in other sensitive parts of his body.
All these gesticulation are though strange to Kemi but she didn’t take them seriously.
The 35-year-old mother said she got to know the whole truth one day when she was bathing her daughter. Kemi said she noticed the private part of her daughter is pilling, and on most cases complain of body pains, running temperature, swollen stomach.
This got her curious and asked her daughter what happened to her private part, that’s when she got to know what has been going on between Paul and her three-year-old daughter.
The suspect, when confronted, denied the allegation.
She said, “I was bathing my daughter when she started telling Iwapele to look at her private parts. I became curious and asked why she would be making such statements to him. She even went ahead to touch him in his private parts and told me that Iwapele usually put his hands in her private parts as well.
“She usually complained of pain when I bathed her and when I checked her private parts, I discovered that they had peeled. She was also running a temperature; she complained of stomach ache and her stomach was swollen.
“When I took her to a hospital, I was told that she would undergo an operation, but I refused to go back because I was scared. I went to meet my pastor and he told me that someone had been sexually molesting my daughter.
“I don’t go out; I am always indoor. So, I don’t know how someone would do such a thing without my knowledge. I asked him, but he denied until we went to a Muslim cleric’s place, where he was challenged until he confessed to the crime.
“I want the government to make him face the full wrath of the law because I have been told that people who sleep with minors do it for ritual purposes.”
Paul when paraded by the Police confessed to the crime. He disclosed that he had had sex with his step daughter on four different occasions. He furthered that he doesn’t know what always lead him to perpetrate such heinous crime.
“I have been having sex with her since January and for only four times. I don’t know what used to make me do it; I just know that at midnight it just happens.
“When I discovered that her private parts were peeling, I had to stop and it was around that period that people got to know about it and started beating me.”
When contacted The Deputy Commander, Onyabo Vigilante Group, Olanrewaju Olabinjo, said Iwapele also confessed to the crime when his men interrogated him.
He, however, said Iwapele had been handed over to the police for further investigation.
“We have taken them to the Divisional Police Officer. There is a human rights section at the station and some non-governmental organisations will be contacted to take appropriate care of the victim.
“The family of the suspect came to my office for the matter to be settled, but I drove them away because we don’t compromise.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspect was in custody.
He added that the victim had been taken to the Mirabel Centre of the Lagos State Universty Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for further tests and treatment.