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I Didn’t Defile My Daughters – Accused Ondo Welder Speaks Out

A welder in Ondo state, Femi Onifade, has been arrested by the personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for allegedly having carnal knowledge of  his nine and seven-year-old daughters,

The 48-year-old man was accused of committing the incestuous act at his residence, No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi area of Akure.

As earlier reported by Naija News, the suspect was handed over to the NSCDC by the Deji of Akure after he fled to the palace to seek refuge from people in the community who wanted to lynch him because of the act.

Speaking during his parade at the headquarters of the NSCDC, Alagbaka, Akure, on Monday, the suspect said it was not possible for him to have carnal knowledge of his children because such was a taboo in Yoruba land.

Femi stated that the children could have been defiled by an outsider, insisting that he knew nothing about it. The welder alleged that it was his wife, who raised the false alarm against him. Femi, the welder said.

“I am not happy because I was accused of what I did not do. I went to the palace of the Deji of Akure to take an oath for people to believe me. “I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. It is a lie. I cannot sleep with my children.

However, his wife, Tope, who vowed to quit the 11-year-old marriage, said Femi told her that what she noticed in their daughters’ private parts was evidence of dysentery when she raised the alarm over her discovery.  Tope said the children informed her that their father inserted something in their private parts and also used his mouth.

The day we had a quarrel, my husband did not allow me to sleep in the house. I asked neighbours to beg him on my behalf, but he said I should go. He did not allow me to take any of my daughters along. “I had to find somewhere to sleep. The next day, a neighbour called me to say one of our daughters cried all through the night.

“The neighbour begged me to come back home. I came back and in the night, I noticed something in one of the children’s private parts. I asked my husband and he told me it was dysentery. “I woke up the eldest daughter and asked her and she pointed at their father. The children said their father used to put something in their private parts.”

Tope added that tests carried out on the children revealed that both had been deflowered. The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Olufemi Omole, said the suspect would soon be charged.

Below are the pictures of the suspect his daughters he allegedly defiled.

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