A 30-year-old man, Solomon Ogundetu, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for defiling his 12-year-old daughter since 2018.
The police swooped on Ogundetu after his daughter reported him to her teacher. The teacher confided in a community leader, Alhaji Obamuyiwa Semiu who in turn made a complaint to the police.
While parading the suspect before newsmen, the spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed to the crime when interrogated.
“The victim, a primary school pupil confided in one of her teachers that her father has been having carnal knowledge of her since last year with threat to kill her if she dares tell anybody.
“But when she can no longer bear it, she has to inform her teacher who in-turn informed the Alhaji.
The DPO Imeko Division, Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested. The suspect, driver, confessed to the commission of the crime when interrogated.
“Investigation revealed that he has separated from the mother of the girl for years now and the girl is the only product of the union. The victim has been taken to general hospital for medical care and report,” Unuigbe stated.
He further disclosed that the suspect will be transferred to the Anti -Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.