The Ogun Police command has arrested a 45-year old man, Julius Ochim, for impregnating his daughter.
The command in a statement by its Public Relations Officer (PRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Tuesday said Ochim was arrested following a complaint by the daughter, who reported at the Sagamu Police Division.
The daughter said her father had been having carnal knowledge of her since her mother died in 2009, which had resulted in pregnancy which resulted in the birth of a baby girl in 2015.
She stated further that her father had threatened her with cultural implication of refusing him to sleep with her.
“Upon the receipt of the report, the DPO Shagamu Division CSP Aduroja Moses, led the detectives to the resident of the man where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the committing the crime but blamed it all on the devil.
“He confessed to have been sleeping with the girl since the demise of his wife and that he started having problems with the girl when she started going out with another person, whom she said she wants to get married to,” the police said.
He confessed that he was trying to prevent the girl from getting married, “so as to continue having his way with her,” the statement quotes the man as saying.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution of the suspect.