Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man, Saheed Wahab who is a commercial driver, for allegedly stabbing his brother in-law, Yisa Aweda.
Reports say the suspect stabbed his victim after he allegedly caught him in the act of raping his two-year-old daughter in the Orile area of the state on November 11.
The 40-year-old victim, who was stabbed with a broken bottle in the neck, has also been arrested for raping the two-year-old.
The state Police spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident on Monday, saying the matter was reported at the Orile Police Division and investigations were ongoing.
“The girl has been taken to the Mirabel Centre, Ikeja, for a checkup.”
Speaking on the incident, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said when the suspect recovers, he would be charged to court.
She said, “The matter was reported to the Lagos State DSVRT on November 15 and we visited the Orile Police Station.
“We also visited the hospital where Aweda is receiving treatment. The office dealing with the case of defilement is different from the case of injury.
“The incident happened on Friday, November 11. The victim’s mother found the suspect raping her daughter.
“After the girl’s mother raised the alarm, her husband stabbed Aweda.
“He injured the man in the neck. The matter was reported at the Orile Police Station. Aweda was hospitalized, while Wahab was arrested.
“Although, some of the family members wanted the case treated as a family matter, they were informed that the state would prosecute the suspected rapist.”