The Osun State Command of the Nigerian Security And Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended a father and grandfather for the defilement of 13-year-old girl, a student of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Primary School, Erin-Osun, Osun State
The arrest of Adebayo Lukman and his father, the elder Lukman which was effected on Friday, November 26, 2021, followed a tip-off that was received by the corps from an informant who disclosed that that the girl opened up to her that her father and grandfather have been having carnal knowledge of her.
Upon investigation, it was revealed that Adebayo has had carnal knowledge of the victim two years earlier,adding that her parents had separated which made her to be staying with her maternal grandmother.
She revealed that she had been staying with her maternal grandmother since she was three years old but was forcefully taken away from her place by her father.
She revealed that at age five years, she started staying with her paternal grandfather who also started having carnal knowledge of her.
The father, Adebayo Lukman and his father, the elder Lukman has, however, denied having carnal knowledge of the girl.
Meanwhile, the Osun NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Daniel Adigun has stated that the corps has taken over the matter and given custody of the girl to the Osun State Ministry of Women and Children Affairs pending the conclusion of investigation into the matter.
Also, the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja had directed that appropriate investigation should commence into the alleged case of incest and unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl.
Adigun who warned that the Corps will not condole such act in any guise, added that the protection of underage children and females was paramount not only to the individuals but to the nation at large.