Man released without prosecution after molesting his daughter

A 37-year-old mechanic, Thompson, was released without prosecution after molesting his daughter.

His wife, Funmi told the press that the husband sexually abused their  daughter till she lost her voice, the victim’s mother has raised alarm that the authorities had released the man without prosecution.


Adding that Thompson was arrested after the bizzare case in October when Funmi alleged that her husband had on many occasions molested their four-year-old daughter, Rebecca, in their home in Igando area of Lagos.

She alleged that apart from having sexual intercourse with the little girl on several occasions, she had caught her husband inserting his finger into the private part of the girl more than once, all of which had traumatised Rebecca to the point where she could no longer talk.

“With all that he did, I thought he would face the law. I thought he would be prosecuted for the abominations he had committed. Now, I look over my shoulder anytime I walk on the street. I always tell my children to be careful too. Who knows what he is planning against us? After he was released, he went to the school of my children and attempted to take them from there, but the teacher did not release them to him.


Director of the Esther Child Rights Foundation, Esther Ogwu, who reported the case to the OPD, explained that the case might have been destroyed by the police when it was transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation in the state.

“I can say with confidence that the problem could not have come from the OPD because they don’t waste time in handling cases like this. “

The police were the ones who released him. They even called the woman a liar for reporting that her husband molested his own daughter when she was invited to come and give her statement. It is unfortunate the woman is no longer safe now. She told us that she now runs in fear. I feel sad when things like these happen and the culprits go scot-free. She finally added.



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