The 60-year-old man was alleged to have raped his third daughter several times at their home on Efon Alaye Street, in the Akowonjo area of the state.
It was gathered that the driver, who hails from Oyo State, had two children with his first wife before putting the victim’s mother in a family way.
The child was said to have been living with her grandmother in Abeokuta, Ogun State, before the suspect brought her to Lagos in April.
He was alleged to have sexually abused her until she ran away from home.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who paraded the suspect at the command headquarters on Tuesday, said the 12-year-old met a woman on the road and begged her for shelter. He said;
“On June 24, 2018 around 9.40pm, the survivor begged a good Nigerian woman for a place to sleep.
The woman asked her why she did not want to sleep in her family house and she told her that her father had been having sexual intercourse with her. The woman then reported to the police.
“Investigation into the case revealed that since the month of May 2018, the suspect had been having an incestuous relationship with his 12-year-old daughter.
During interrogation, the suspect admitted that he committed the crime.”
The suspect told journalists that he did not know what came over him, he also claimed to have raped his daughter only once. He said;
“I cannot explain how it happened; the devil caused it.”