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Man Rapes his 15-year old Sister In-law, Blames it on Alcohol

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The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a 35-year-old man, Matthew Umeh, who has been accused of raping his wife’s younger sister, Punch reports.

Umeh, who blamed the abominable act on drunkenness, was arrested by the Lion Building Police Division on The victim, a 15-year-old girl whose name was withheld, has been living with the Umehs since she was five years old and sees the man as a father-figure, reports claim.

The girl was said to have dashed out of the house after the incident, during which some policemen on patrol saw her before proceeding to arrest Umeh having listened to her narrative. The police also gathered that the suspect had allegedly raped the girl since more than once.

Umeh, who confessed to raping the girl only once, said he got drunk at a party on Sunday and mistook Mercy for his wife.

“When I came inside the house, I saw the girl. She tied only a wrapper. I did not know what I was doing and I raped her,” he confessed.

But the teenage victim claimed it was the second time he’d raped her.

The State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has vowed that the suspect would be made to pay for his crimes.

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