A 42-year-old man, Taofeek Oyeyemi has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly impregnating his 16-year-old biological daughter.
The suspect, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Thursday, was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim at Ewekoro Police station.
The victim’s mother reported to the police that her daughter who had been living with her ex-husband informed her that she was impregnated by her father who also took her to a quack medical practitioner for abortion.
She further explained that, since the abortion was carried out, the victim had being bleeding.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ewekoro division, Rotimi Jeje detailed his JWC section to go after the suspect and he was eventually arrested”, Oyeyemi said.
The suspect who was said to have 17 children from different women, on interrogation confessed to have slept with the victim several times which resulted to her pregnancy “and in order for his secret not to be exposed, he decided to take the girl for abortion.”
According to the police, preliminary investigation revealed that the victim’s mother had separated from the suspect years back and the victim had been living with her until about six months ago when the suspect forcefully took the girl away from her mother.
“All efforts made by the mother to take custody of her daughter proved abortive. It was when the mother came to visit her daughter that she discovered the great atrocity committed by the suspect against her daughter”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson had directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labor Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.