Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a 45-year- old man, Akanji Oluwaseyi in Obatoko, Abeokuta for allegedly forcefully having carnal knowledge of her 13-year- old daughter (name withheld).
His arrest, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, followed a complaint from the victim who reported at Obantoko Divisional Headquarters on the 30th of December 2020 that her father came to the shop where she is a tailoring apprentice and begged her mistress to permit her to come and fetch water for him at home.
He said the the victim added that she left the shop and fetched water as requested by her father, but surprisingly, her father suddenly grabbed her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
Oyeyemi said based on complaint of the victim, the Divisional Police Officer, Obantoko, Abeokuta, CSP Sunday Opebiyi, quickly detailed detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested.
He stated the suspect initially denied the allegation but when he was confronted by the victim, he became dumb-founded.
Oyeyemi said the victim had taken to Olukoya Hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.