Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 46-year-old man, Olusegun Oluwole, who allegedly raped his 17-year-old daughter.
A statement issued on Sunday by the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ibara police station in Abeokuta by the victim.
He said the victim, accompanied by officers of so-safe corps, reported the case to the police.
According to him, the girl said while she was sleeping at night in their one room apartment at Amolaso area of Abeokuta, her father, having observed that others were fast asleep suddenly grabbed her and forcefully had sex with her with a threat to kill her if she refused to allow him.
He said after the report, the DPO Ibara division, Bernard Egbondiya, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was arrested.
“On interrogation, the father of six, who confessed to the crime pleaded for forgiveness, claiming not knowing what came over him when he committed the crime,” Oyeyemi said.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and possible prosecution.
He added that the CP directed that the victim be taken to the General Hospital for medical treatment.