A police officer, Aikore Odion, on Monday told the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court that a man, Louis Ikechukwu, allegedly defiled two underage daughters of his friend.
The ages of the survivors whom Mr Ikechukwu allegedly defiled were 10 and 12 years respectively.
Mrs Odion, while being led in evidence by the state counsel, A.R. Abolade, said the father of the survivors, reported the case of defilement on December 22, 2018, at Owutu Police Station in Ikorodu.
“The defendant was arrested on February 8, 2019, with the help of the community and his landlord. He did not deny the allegation as he said it was the devil that came over him,” the officer said.
The witness said that the nominal complainant told her that the defendant was his very close friend and attended the same church (Lords Chosen Church).
She said the complainant told her that the defendant came to his house in his absence and defiled two of his daughters, aged 10 and 12 years.
“He (the defendant) said a woman laid a curse on him that whenever the urge comes, he cannot control himself.
“He confessed to have slept with the survivors’ one after the other and added that he ran away to his village after the case was reported to their pastor.
“The defendant went to the survivors’ father’s house to seek forgiveness after he heard that the police were looking for him,” she said.
The witness said according to the defendant, the father was ready to forgive him but the mother of the survivors objected.
Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until June 21 for continuation of trial.