A man who allegedly raped and impregnated his 15-year-old stepdaughter in Ekiti State has blamed the devil for his actions.
The suspect, identified as Ojo Babatunde, was arrested by the juvenile Welfare Centre (JWC) of the State CID, in Omuo-Ekiti on Friday, July 22.
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The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abutu Sunday, in a statement on Wednesday, July 27, said, “The victim, who is already 4 months pregnant, claimed that the suspect, Ojo Babatunde, who is also her stepfather, had unlawful carnal knowledge of her several times before and after she became pregnant.
She explained that the stepfather started raping her when the mother gave birth through Caesarean Section and had to spend about three weeks in the hospital leaving her and the stepfather at home.
According to her, the stepfather used to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her at home when her mother is away and often times lures her to the farm and defile her after which he will threaten her never to tell anyone or face the consequence.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed it was the handwork of the devil.”
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