The Baale of Oose Agbedu Ajibawo in the Owode-Yewa Area of Ogun State, Rasheed Sholabi has been arrested by the police for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 15-year-old daughter.
The Baale was arrested following a report by the victim who claimed her father had been forcefully having sex with her since she was 11-year-old.
The victim added that the forceful penetration by her father had resulted in urinary infection which has made it difficult to control her urine.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Thursday said the victim had been living alone with her father since she lost her mother at the age of two.
She added that her father prevented her from associating with other relatives, thereby leaving her with no option than to live with him.
“Upon the report, the DPO Owode-Egbado, Olabisi Elebute led her men to the Baale’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he first denied the allegation, but when he was confronted by the victim and one of his ex-wife who corroborated the victim’s statement, the suspect fainted and was taken to the hospital for resuscitation.
“His ex-wife informed the police that she had caught him red handed while having sex with his daughter and that was the reason why she left him,” the statement read.
Oyeyemi added that the victim had been taken to Stella Obasanjo motherless baby home for safety.
He said that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward A. Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for an in-depth investigation and diligent prosecution.