A 49-year-old man, Ubong Williams Akpan, has been arrested by the Police in Ogun State, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 12-year-old daughter (name withheld).
It was gathered that the suspect had been abusing the minor, since age seven, on the grounds that his wife was no longer attractive.
The survivor reported the matter to the Itele Ota Police when she could no longer take the pain and guilt associated with the cruel act.
Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect had confessed to the crime.
“ The victim reported that her father has being abusing her sexually since when she was seven-years-old. She stated further that this has being going on for the past five years, and when she could no longer bear it, she decided to complain to the Police.
“ Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Itele Ota division, Monday Unoegbe, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.
“ Upon interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime claiming that his wife is appearing too old, and she is no longer looking attractive to him.
“ Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Family Support Unit of Ota Area Command for further investigation and prosecution.
“ He also directed that the victim be taken to the general hospital for proper medical treatment, ” Oyeyemi stated.