My father raped me, promising me Malaysia trip, says 17-year-old girl


A 17-year-old girl has narrated how her father raped her several times and promised to take her on a trip to Malaysia.

The victim told the police that her father lured her to a hotel in September 2020. There, she stated, the father had sexual intercourse with her, promising to take her to Malaysia.

An Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ado Ekiti ordered that the father, Emmanuel Bejide, 40, be remanded in prison custody for raping the teenager, following police prosecutor Sodiq Adeniyi’s request.

Mr Bejide, police said, was suspected of having raped his daughter, an SSS3 student, between September 2020 and July 2021 at Ikere Ekiti.

According to the charge, the offence contravened section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti.

The investigative police officer added that the defendant was arrested on August 21, 2021, when the alleged rape was reported.

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned until September 16, for mention.