A 49-year-old man, Ubong Williams Akpan, was arrested by policemen in Ogun State Command on Friday, April 2, 2021, for alleged incest, after having carnal knowledge of his 12-year-old daughter (name withheld).
He was said to have started committing the act, which is unlawful, and regarded as abomination in the society, since the daughter was seven years old.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, it was said that the arrest was made when the suspect was reported at Itele Ota divisional headquarters by his daughter.
It was at the police station that the girl complained that her father had been sexually riding roughshod on her since when she was just aged seven.
According to Oyeyemi, the daughter also informed the police that sexual act had been going on for five years, until she could no longer bear it.
The PPRO stated further that report led the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Itele Ota Division, CSP Monday Unoegbe to send detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the father confessed to the commission of the crime, claiming that his wife is appearing too old, and she is no longer looking attractive to him,” Oyeyemi disclosed further.
He said that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Family Support Unit of Ota Area Command for further investigation and prosecution.
The police commissioner also said that the victim should be taken to a hospital for proper medical treatment. the