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A man was arrested on charges of rape after he was caught having sex with his daughter, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos State Police said that they arrested 50-year-old Isiaka Alade, after his neighbors saw him sleeping with his 14-year-old daughter, Sadia.
According to the police investigation, the father lived with his daughter in an unfinished building for the past several years.
The neighbors who caught him in the act, took him to a nearby tribal leader and he confessed to sleeping with his child for the past two years.
Alade said that the girl was his only surviving child after losing 11. He began sleeping with her after he separated from her mother.
Police were called, and Alade was arrested on charges of rape. During questioning, Alade said that he was not the only person who slept with the girl.
He also blamed his daughter for coming out of the shower naked and stripping for him. The girl has been removed from the custody of her father and is currently staying at the Juvenile Welfare Centre in Alakara.