A 41-year-old man, Sikiru Odejide, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old daughter.
The police said the suspect’s arrest followed a complaint from the mother of the victim who had been separated from the suspect.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect’s ex-wife reported the matter at the Sango-Ota Police Division, alleging that her daughter came to her house in the Ijeshatedo area of Lagos State to inform her that the suspect has been defiling her since December 2016.
Oyeyemi said the father ordered the victim not to tell anybody, and allegedly threatened her with death.
Oyeyemi said, “On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Sango-Ota Police Station, Akinsola Ogunwale, effected the arrest of the father in the Onihale area of the Ifo Local Government Area.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the suspect owned up to the crime.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the case be sent to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta.
“The CP also directed that the victim should be taken to the hospital for medical attention,” Oyeyemi added.