Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a 45-year- old man, Julius Ochim, for allegedly impregnating his own daughter (name withheld), and the victim had a baby girl for him.
The suspect was said to have been arrested following a complaint by his daughter, who reported the randy father at the Sagamu Divisional headquarters of the command.
The victim, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had told the police that her father had been having carnal knowledge of her for the past 8 years, shortly after the death of her mother in 2009.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said along the line, the victim also told the police that she got pregnant for her father and gave birth to a baby girl who is now three years old.
He said, “She further revealed that her father used to threaten her with a cultural implication of refusing to sleep with him.”
Oyeyemi said when the police received the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu, Aduroja Moses, led detectives to the residence of the suspect where he was arrested.
He said when interrogated, the suspect confessed to committing the crime but blamed it all on the devil.
He said, “He confessed to have been sleeping with the girl since the demise of his wife and that he started having problem with the girl when she started going out with another person whom she said she wanted to get married to.”
Oyeyemi said he further confessed that he was trying to prevent the girl from getting married so as to continue having his way with her.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation and prosecution of the suspect.