Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 45-year-old man, Akanji Oluwaseyi, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his 13-year-old daughter.
Oluwaseyi was reportedly arrested following a complaint by the victim, who reported at the Obantoko police divisional headquarters on December 30, 2020.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.
Oyeyemi said the teenager reported that her father went to a tailor’s shop where she was an apprentice and begged that she should be given permission to fetch water for him at home.
The PPRO added that the victim stated that she left the shop and fetched the water as requested by her father.
“But surprisingly, her father suddenly grabbed her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO, Obantoko division, CSP Sunday Opebiyi, quickly detailed his detectives to the man’s house, where he was promptly arrested.
“He initially denied the allegation. But when he was confronted by the victim, he became dumbfounded,” the police spokesman added.
The PPRO said the victim was later taken to a private hospital for medical attention.