A 30-year-old commercial bus driver alleged to have been having carnal knowledge of his two step-daughters for years has said he did that to teach them a lesson for being defiant.
The man, identified as Femi Peter Abidoye who has been arrested in Bariga area of Lagos, started violating the girls aged 13 and 16 respectively, after their parents separated.
Their mother, a cleaner at an undisclosed hospital, moved her three children to her new home, after she remarried.
Unable to bear the sexual abuse, the eldest daughter reportedly fled home, leaving her two siblings at the mercy of the pedophile.
Abidoye, who is also an auto Mechanic, according to the two younger girls, started the sexual assault by fingering, before progressing to penetration. The abuse, according to them, continued for years until they turned 13 and 15 years.
They also claimed to have reported to their mother but that she disbelieved them. The bubble burst after the children complained to the Child Protection Network, at Shomolu, from where they were directed to the Bariga Police Division, two months ago.
Abidoye subsequently fled his 27, Seriki Compound Bariga, apartment, in a bid to evade arrest.
He was however arrested yesterday, when he attended his mother’s burial ceremony.
During interrogation, the suspect, who initially denied the allegation, said he wanted to teach them a lesson for being defiant.