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Fellow officer raped my 9-year-old daughter -Policewoman


A 45-year-old policewoman (name withheld) on Thursday narrated to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how a fellow Police officer, Mohammed Alidu, allegedly defiled her nine-year-old daughter in a Police barracks.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the policewoman was the second Prosecution Witness (PW2) in the trial of Alidu, a Police sergeant, for defilement.

The PW2 was led in evidence by the Deputy-Director, Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Akin George.

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She said the defendant accosted her daughter (name withheld) on her way home from school, dragged her into his apartment and defiled her.


According to her, Mohammed was also at the Police station, begging and telling the divisional Police officer that it was the work of the devil.

The policewoman said her daughter was taken to the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre) for medical examination, and doctors confirmed that she had been defiled.

During cross-examination by defence counsel, Mr. Sunday Odise, the policewoman told the court that the defendant lived near her residence.


Earlier, the PW1 and the Investigative Police Officer of the case, Sgt. Juweratu Ashiru, told the court that shortly after the alleged defilement, the victim reported the incident at the Police station.

NAN reports that Justice Abiola Soladoye ordered members of the public to leave the courtroom when the alleged victim, now 10-year-old, was to give evidence.

After she testified, the judge adjourned the case until January 15, 2020, for continuation of of trial. NAN
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