The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old man, Julius Ochim, for allegedly impregnating his daughter, who later 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 Police Division.
It was gathered that the victim told the police that her father had been having sex with her for over eight years.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, told PUNCH Metro that the father “started having illegal carnal knowledge of his daughter shortly after the death of her mother (who was his wife) in 2009.”
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the victim also told the police that she got impregnant for her father and gave birth to a baby girl for him three years ago.
“She further revealed that her father used to threaten her with cultural implications of her refusing him sex.”
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 admitted to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil.
“He confessed to have been sleeping with the girl since the demise of his wife, adding that he had problem with the girl when she started going out with another man, whom she said she wanted to get married to.”
Oyeyemi said the father further admitted that he tried to prevent the girl from getting married so as to continue having his way with her.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta.