In Nigeria, a man working as a security guard has been arrested for molesting and impregnating his employer’s 15-year-old daughter.
Samuel Maikasuw was arrested by the local police in Ikorodu, a city located to the north-east of Lagos.
According to Advocates for Children and Vulnerable Peoples Network (ACVP), a civil society which is familiar with the case, at first the guard was warned after he was caught in a compromising position with the minor last year.
“He was a security man at Ms. Fadiji’s house. He was caught once in 2021 and was warned never to come near the girl again.
“He was later transferred to the shop of the Landlord’s wife who later converted him to a sales boy. He was arrested by police in Ikorodu and is being detained at Ikorodu police station,” the ACVPN said.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Spokesperson confirmed of the arrest saying his crime is defilement of a minor which is punishable by law.
“It is not just as simple as saying impregnated someone. Under the law, it is defilement. He defiled a minor. The issue is still being investigated,” the police spokesperson said.