The police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, on 7th June, 2021 at about 1pm, arrested one Kayode Adeyanju, m, 45, of Redeemed Church, Tinubu Estate, Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos State, for defiling his biological daughter of 14 year old.
According to earlier report as released by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the survivor personally reported the case at Ipakodo Police Station, Ikorodu on the 7th June, 2021, after her horrible ordeal in the hands of her father and the Police operatives arrested the suspect.
The office of Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) was also contacted by some members of the affected community who raised serious concern over the event and desire that the matter is fully investigated to ensure complete justice and results made public so as to prevent future occurrence of such evil within the community.
The Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) has however moved into action to do proper follow up of the matter. The coordinator of HURMA for Ikorodu unit, Comrade Bayewo Orimisan has been assigned to ensure further follow up and also see to the welfare of the victim (the defiled daughter).
According to the police PRO,
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and ordered that the case be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation.”
The Human Rights Monitoring Agenda would like the Lagos State police command to work more with reliable community leaders in the community and across the state for preventive measures as cases of rape increase.
Similar incident in same Ikorodu community was recently reported to the Ikorodu Unit office of the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA). The incident according to report made available to us took place in a Celetial Church called “Living Faith Celestial Church” in late April 2021 when a young girl that reportedly went for “spiritual prayer” was raped in the church premises.
The matter was reported at Owutu Divisional Headquarters.