The Ogun Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old man who allegedly raped his 13-year-old daughter.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Specifically, Oyeyemi made the disclosure in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Further, he added that the suspect was arrested at Obantoko area of Abeokuta. Oyeyemi revealed that the arrest of the man followed a complaint by the alleged victim at the Obantoko Divisional Police Headquarters on Thursday.
“The victim had reported at Obantoko Divisional Police Headquarters on December 30, 2020; that her father came to the shop, where she worked as a tailoring apprentice, to seek permission for her to fetch water for him at home.
“She said that she left the shop to fetch water as requested by her father. She added that while she was at it, her father grabbed her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer; CSP Sunday Opebiyi quickly detailed detectives to the man’s house at Obantoko where he was promptly arrested,” the spokesperson said.
Oyeyemi said that the man initially denied the allegation. However, when confronted by the alleged victim, he became speechless. The spokesperson said that the alleged victim had been taken to a hospital for medical attention.
“Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun; has ordered immediate transfer of the case to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department; for further investigations and prosecution,” Oyeyemi added.