A 46 -year-old man, Olusegun Oluwole, has been arrested by police operatives in Ogun State, for allegedly raping his 17-year-old biological daughter in the Amolaso area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged by the victim at Ibara Police Station.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect forcefully had carnal knowledge of her daughter while she was sleeping, in their one-room apartment.
She said: “While she was sleeping in their one-room apartment at Amolaso Area of Abeokuta at about 11:30 pm, her father, having observed that others are fast asleep, suddenly grabbed her and forcefully had sex with her, with a threat to kill her if she refused to allow him.”
“Upon the report, the DPO Ibara Division, CSP Bernard Egbondiya, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspected rapist was promptly arrested.”
“On interrogation, the father of six, who confessed to the crime pleaded for forgiveness, claiming not knowing what came over him when he committed the crime,” the statement reads.
The Ogun Police image-maker said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspected rapist to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.
He also disclosed that the victim of the forceful sexual act has been taken to the General Hospital for medical treatment.