Lagos Mother Aborts Daughter’s Pregnancy For Her Father


By Ola Adeola

A woman has been arrested for aborting a pregnancy her 15-year-old daughter had for her father. The story says the father, Ike Iwuanyanwu, living in Ajao Estate Isolo area of Lagos, raped and impregnated the under-aged. The case received government attention after the mother’s relative reported her pregnancy to her teachers. Unknown to the mother, the school took more than a passive interest and reported the matter to social welfare departments and child rights activists. It led to Iwuanyanwu’s arrest, and his wife, for complicity.

Iwuanyanwu, a company driver, is said to have owned to the offence at currently at the Lagos Police Command.

Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, an agency of Lagos State Government, “the police may grant her (the mother) bail on the grounds that she has a four-year-old boy.”

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