A middle aged woman, Afusat Ogunrinde, has accused her husband, Ibrahim, of attempting to sleep with her daughter.
Afusat told an Oshodi Grade ‘B’ Customary Court, Lagos, on Monday that Ibrahim made sexual advances to her first daughter, Sidikat, a teenager, who she had for another man.
Afusat said, “I didn’t initially understand what was happening. All I knew was that my husband was always at loggerheads with my daughter.
“There was a time I travelled and when I got back, Sidikat complained to me that my husband woke her up in the middle of the night and asked her to take off her pants and face the wall. I was shocked.”
Afusat said she confirmed her suspicions when an incident happened in her presence.
She said, “We stay in a one-room apartment and there was this day Sidikat suddenly screamed in the middle of the night. When I woke up, I saw my husband close to where my daughter slept.
“When I challenged him, he told me he was pursuing a rat and that the rat climbed his feet and ran towards the place where Sidikat slept. I took the matter up with him and since then he became more quarrelsome with her.”
When asked about the authenticity of her mother’s claims, Sidikat told the court that her stepfather had sexually harassed her.
Sidikat said, “All what my mother said is true. When I refused to give in to my stepfather’s advances, he started persecuting me.
“At a time, he would pour water on the bed when I was fast asleep in a bid to put me in a bad light by accusing me of bed-wetting all because I didn’t allow him to sleep with me.”
Afusat said she had to send her daughter packing due to the development.
She said, “He asked me to take her away or he will kill her if I fail to do so. When I sent her away – to another place three streets away – he still looked for her and beat her up.”
Besides, Afusat told the court that Ibrahim had also threatened to kill her and urged the court to dissolve their 17-year-old marriage, which is blessed with three children.
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