A Yaba Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 48-year-old man for who allegedly raping his own daughter, 7, and 15 month-old grand-daughter, in prison custody at Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Sylvester Ehiyele was charged with indecent assault, defilement and unlawful carnal knowledge of the victims.
The suspect was said to have confessed to the crime at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba.
Ehiyele allegedly defiled the victims at his house at Kolawole Sebili Street, Iyana-Ejigbo, Lagos when he was alone with the victims.
Ehiyele ‘s wife, alleged that she kept her 15-month-old granddaughter with her nanny and when she returned home, she noticed that the baby was crying. On inspecting her body, she noticed blood stains on her private part.
When she asked what happened, her 7-year-old daughter said it was her dad that did it. She also alleged that he had molested her on numerous occasions, always with the promise to buy her goodies and toys before the act.
She added that he usually had carnal knowledge of her on a daily basis whenever her mother was not home. “Whenever my mom is not at home, he grabs me, forces his hand over my mouth and then inserts his penis into my private part. He promises to buy me a car, cake and biscuit but he doesn’t buy anything for me.
“He also threatens to use a knife to remove my eyes anytime I threaten to report to my mother.”
The victims were later taken to Isolo General Hospital where doctors confirmed that they had indeed been molested.
Police arrested, paraded and charged Ehiyele to court on a five-count charge of indecent assault, defilement and rape under the Criminal code. The court however transferred the matter to a family court due to the age of the victims.
Ehiyele had since been remanded in prison custody pending when the court will determine the matter.