By Jide Afolabi
The Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command, on Wednesday, said it has arrested a 45-year-old man, Idowu Owolabi, for allegedly raping his 21-year-old daughter.
A polygamous Owolabi, who has three wives, was accused of having carnal knowledge of his daughter since last year.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.
The PPRO said both the suspect and the victim were residents of the Papa Olosun area of Oja-Odan in the Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.
He explained that Owolabi was arrested on January 28, 2019, following a complaint by the victim at the Oja-Odan Divisional Police Headquarters.
He said, “The victim reported that she followed her father to the farm at Fagboun village and the said father forcefully had carnal knowledge of her right there on the farm sometime in March 2018.
“She stated further that since then, her father had continuously been having unlawful carnal knowledge of her with a threat that he would kill her if she dared tell anybody about it.
“Upon the report, the DPO Oja-Odan, CSP Olayemi Jacob, led his detectives to the suspect’s residence, where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who was said to be married to three different women, confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.”
Cases of rape has been rampant in Ogun state lately.
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