A 42-year-old plumber, Idowu Lasisi, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for allegedly raping two of his daughters.
The victims were said to be a 15-year-old Senior Secondary School 1 pupil and 19-year-old.
It was gathered that the children lived with their father in the Ketu area of the state.
Sometime in 2015, Lasisi allegedly raped the elder sister, who fled home after the incident.
According to the PUNCH, the mother was also said to have separated with the plumber because of the incident and relocated, leaving the pupil and her 10-year-old sister in Lasisi’s care.
Lasisi, who was arrested on Wednesday after the victim raised the alarm, started having sex with the pupil last year.
A police source at the Lagos State Police Command, where the suspect was transferred to, disclosed that the victim said Lasisi gave her N500 each time he had sex with her.
“The girl is currently at the Mirabel Centre for medical tests. She said her father had had sex with her three times and that she tried to resist the harassment. He gave her N500 each time he had sex with her.
“Her mother fled home two years ago when he raped the girl’s elder sister. The whereabouts of the other victim had yet to be known.
“But the suspect is still denying that he raped them even though her daughter insisted he did,” the source said.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Thursday at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja, confirmed Lasisi’s arrest, adding that the two cases were being investigated.
He said, “The suspect was arrested for defiling his daughters. The elder one ran away and he continued to serially molest the younger one. The suspect will be paraded after the completion of investigation.”