A Lagos-based beautician, Diana Kafaru, has accused her husband, Temidayo, of allegedly assaulting her and molesting their five-month-old baby at their residence at the Bricks Court Estate in the Lekki area of the state.
Diana alleged that she found her husband on May 8, 2020, molesting their baby by putting his manhood in her mouth.
Diana, who accused Temidayo of having anal sex with her without her consent, further alleged that her husband also raped their housemaid.
The 24-year-old told PUNCH Metro that after the matter was reported to the state Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Temidayo refused to honour the invitation of the agency, adding that efforts to arrest him by policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, were frustrated by one AIG Dilbal Yakadi.
She said, “I reported a case of physical assault on my person, domestic violence, sexual violence through anal s3x without my permission and sexual molestation of our five-month-old baby against my husband at the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team.
“Temidayo failed to honour several invitations of the DSVRT until an email was sent to his employer that the attention of their employee was needed in respect of allegations against him at the DSVRT.
“Temidayo promised to honour the invitation but he failed to appear before the team at the appointed date, which made the DSVRT to escalate the matter to the SCIID and the case was assigned to the Gender Violence Unit to assist in apprehending him, but this was frustrated by AIG Dibal Yakadi, who was our neighbour at the estate.
“The AIG ordered the policemen to remove their vehicles from the estate on the day they went to arrest Temidayo and he vowed that I was going to receive a summons from the Zone 2 Command and when I was invited, I went there with my housemaid, who my husband raped, and we gave our statements.”
Diana, who urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to order an investigation into her allegations, stated that the police had refused to arrest the suspect despite constant threat to her life by him.
The DSVRT Coordinator, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, while confirming Temidayo’s refusal to honour the agency’s invitation, said he initially promised to appear on Monday, July 27, 2020, but refused to come.
When contacted, Temidayo did not take his calls and when a message was sent to him via WhatsApp, he said the case was pending before the IG.
He later sent the copies of the application in a fundamental right suit he filed through his counsel, Ebinmi Beredugo, before the Lagos High Court dated July 3, 2020.
Temidayo, in the suit filed against the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State; Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCID; the DSVRT coordinator, Vivour-Adebiyi; and Diana Faith Logico, urged the court to stop the police from arresting him.
An affidavit in support of his application, stated, “It is expedient to state that the 4th respondent is using the officers of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondent to assault, harass, molest and threaten the applicant’s life without any just cause in a bid to punish him that he failed to do her bidding of being the chief controller of the applicant’s home against his marital vows.
“Due to the applicant’s refusal to yield to the 4th respondent mother’s pressure and insistence on locating the business in her place, his mother-in-law barred the 4th respondent from returning to her matrimonial home.”
SOURCE: THE PUNCHNG