CRIME: Policeman Defiles Policewoman’s Daughter, Says It’s Devil’s Work

A policeman, Mohammed Alidu allegedly raped a nine-year-old daughter of a policewoman in a police barracks in Lagos and told the Divisional Police Officer, while begging at the police station that it was the work of the devil.

According to the narration of 45 years old policewoman to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, the defendant accosted her daughter on her way home from school, dragged her into his apartment and defiled her.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the policewoman was the second prosecution witness in the trial of Alidu, a police sergeant, for defilement.

She said, “We live at Makinde Barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.

“On June 29, 2018, I was at work when my husband, who was out of Lagos, called to inform me that Sgt. Mohammed had defiled our daughter.

“I went to the police station which is within the same compound of the barracks and my daughter was there.

“My daughter told me that when she was coming back from school, Mohammed called her but she ignored him.

“She said he forcefully took her to his apartment, put her on a bed, tore her underwear and defiled her.”

The policewoman said her daughter was taken to the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre) for medical examination, and doctors confirmed that she had been defiled.

During cross-examination by defence counsel, Mr Sunday Odise, the policewoman told the court that the defendant lived near her residence.

She said, “He did not have a house within the barracks. He was sleeping in a shop opposite our home.” 

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