The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a 39 -year-old man, Mfon Jeremiah, a resident of FIRRO Estate off Adesan, Mowe for allegedly impregnating his 13- year-old biological daughter(name withheld).
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Divisional Headquarters by the mother of the victim .
The PPRO noted that the mother said she discovered that her daughter was pregnant, saying that when she inquired from her, she was informed that it was her father who slept with her.
” The victim was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that she is four months pregnant.
” Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly detailed detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed been responsible for his daughter’s pregnancy but claimed to be under spell when he did it.
“He informed the police that he was dreaming having sex with his wife who had separated from him for some time now only to discover that it was her daughter that he had sex with,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.