News reports have revealed that a Lagos hotel owner is being investigated over the attempted rape of his step daughter after allegedly raping and impregnating his niece.
The news reports reveal that the suspect identified as Kulajola, who runs Christopher hotels situated on Agor road in Isolo, Lagos State, is now being investigated for the attempted rape of his stepdaughter, Titi (not real name).
The saddening news comes at Kujaola allegedly raped his niece, Lola, leaving her 8 months pregnant, which is said to have prompted the report of both cases by his wife, identified as Ndidi.
Punch Metro reports that Ndidi reported both cases to the police, which led to Kulajolu’s arrest and arraignment before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court.
The father of six is accused of raping his niece, Lola on three occasions at the hotel he runs and once at her mother’s house on Majekodunmi Street, Meiran, threatening to kill her if she revealed the truth.
Correspondents reveal that Lola had gone to her uncle’s hotel following a dispute with her father and fear of being beaten, when the suspect had sneaked into the room he offered her for the night, raping her.
Lola revealed saying:
“I offended my father and fled home because he wanted to beat me. I went to my uncle’s hotel and slept there that night. While I was sleeping, he came in and raped me. He warned me not to tell anybody and threatened that if I did, he would kill me.”
The rape incident which had taken place in Lola’s mother’s home had reportedly occurred while her sister had been hospitalised, keeping her mother busy and away from home.
“My ailing sister was hospitalised and my mother was staying with her at a hospital. He (Kulajolu) came to pass the night in our house. In the night, he came to my room, covered my mouth and raped me again. He threatened me that he would kill me if I told anybody. He slept with me three times. I am now eight months pregnant.”
Lola’s case is reportedly the reason behind the lodging of the complaint against the suspect who had reportedly tried to rape his step daughter.
Ndidi revealed that Kulajolu had been about to rape 14-year-old Titi when he had been caught.
Relating the incident, Titi said:
“Somebody came inside my room, switched off the light and slept on me. I woke up and discovered that the person had removed his clothes. I raised the alarm and everybody woke up and started searching the house to know the person. My sister noticed that somebody was hiding behind the cotton in the living room. We opened it and found my stepfather there. I broke into tears. When my mother asked him why he attempted to rape me, he started behaving as if he was drunk.”
The suspect who has vehemently denied the claims, said:
“After the death of my brother, around November 2015, her (Lola’s) stepmother came to me and told me that she was pregnant. She said the family of the boy responsible for her pregnancy had come and they had discussed. I did not rape her and was not responsible for the pregnancy.”
Kulajolu has now been arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court on two counts bordering on rape and sexual assault.