The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a 49- years -old man, Ubong Akpan, for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of his 12 -year- old daughter (name withheld).
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) disclosed this to newsmen in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on April 2.
The PPRO noted that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Itele Ota divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that her father had been abusing her sexually since when she was seven years old.
“She stated further that this has been going on for the past five years, and when she can no longer bear it, she decided to complain to the police.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Itele Ota division, CSP Monday Unoegbe , detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime, claiming that his wife is appearing too old, and she is no longer looking attractive to him,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to family support unit of Ota area command for further investigation and prosecution.
He also directed that the victim be taken to the general hospital for proper medical treatment.