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An Akure-based Non-Governmental Organisation has called on the Nigeria Police Force to prosecute a 50-year old man identified as Adeleke Adefolaju for allegedly having canal knowledge of his little daughters.

Adefolaju, a lecturer at the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, was said to have been initially arrested by the Ondo State Police Command but later released on bail.

The suspect, who was said to have been separated from his wife, was alleged to be having canal knowledge of the little girls when they visited him during the recently concluded school holidays ‎ in Ado Ekiti.

The organisation under the auspices of Association of Chief Executive Officers of Women-led NGO in Ondo State, said the victims: Adedoyin, nine, and Adedolapo, seven, were in primary four and two respectively in a private school in Akure, capital of Ondo.

It was also gathered that Adedolapo who suffers from sickle cell anaemia was in critical condition at a hospital in Akure.

According to the counsel of the organisation, Chief Omojola Ola, the suspect was accused of various misdemeanours, recklessness and violence against his former wife that had resulted into serial hurt and brutality.

He said. “This university don is not only reported to be very violent on his wife at home but also a sexual pervert. He is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with every house help employed by his wife and even aided one of them to procure criminal abortion right inside their matrimonial home.”

Ola also accused the suspect of using whatever means at his disposal to cover up the allegations against him, saying: “He is always thinking ahead and taking steps to cover his criminal tracks at every stage.”

The mother of the victims and estranged wife of the suspect, Folake, confirmed the allegations against the suspect, saying her daughters revealed to her the incestuous behaviour of their father when they returned to Akure after the holiday.

She said the children were later taken to the Ondo State Specialist Hospital Akure for medical examination and treatment where report showed that time has erased evidence of recent semen deposition and none of her little daughter had an intact hymen.

The chairman of the association, Mrs. Folake Esan declared that the civil society organisations and other human right groups globally would ensure that justice is achieved in the matter.

In his reaction, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest of the suspect but said he was released on bail after interrogation.

He said, “We have commenced investigation on the matter and if found guilty, the suspect will be brought to book.”

However, the suspect declined to speak on the matter when contacted on the telephone, saying he would speak after the investigation had been concluded.

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