The Ogun police command says it has arrested a 45-year-old man, Akanji Oluwaseyi for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his 13-yr-old daughter (name withheld).
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
According to the PPRO, the arrest of the suspect followed a complaint from the victim who reported at Obantoko divisional headquarters on Dec. 30 that her father came to the shop where she was a tailoring apprentice and begged her mistress to permit her to come and fetch water for him at home.
“She stated further that she left the shop and fetched water as requested by her father. But surprisingly, her father suddenly grabbed her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Obantoko division, CSP Sunday Opebiyi quickly detailed his detectives to the man’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“He initially denied the allegation but when he was confronted by the victim, he became dumb founded.
“The victim was quickly taken to Olukoya hospital for medical attention,” he said .
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.