The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man, Ogundetu, for defiling his 12-years – old daughter (names withheld). The arrest of the suspect followed a report by Alhaji Obamuyiwa Semiu, who reported at Imeko Divisional police headquarters that the victim, a primary school pupil confided in one of her teachers that her father has been having carnal knowledge of her since last year.
Samiu also told the police that the victim reported that his father was threatening to kill her if she dare told anybody. According to Samiu, when the victim could no longer bear the abuse, she reported to her teacher who in-turn informed him (Samiu).
After Samui’s report, the DPO Imeko division, CSP Monday Unuigbe, detailed his detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested. On interrogation, the suspect who is a driver confessed to the commission of the crime.
Ogun State police public relations officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, said an investigation revealed that the suspect has been separated from the mother of the girl for years and that the girl is the only product of the union. According to him, the victim has been taken to the General hospital for medical care and report.
He said Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), for further investigation and prosecution.