A 40-year-old man identified as Taofeek Sulaiman was arrested by officers of Ogun state Police Command for having illegal carnal knowledge of his 13 years old stepdaughter (name withheld).
The suspect was arrested following a complain lodged at Owode Yewa divisional headquarters by the victim’s mother, who reported that she got married to the suspect after the death of her husband who happened to be the victim’s father.
She added that her daughter had told her that the suspect, who is now her husband, had been having sex with her since October 14 and had threatened to kill her if she tell anyone.
Following the report, CSP Muhammed S. Baba, the DPO for the Owode Yewa division, dispatched his investigators right away to the spot, where they promptly apprehended the randy stepfather.
During interrogation, the suspect admitted to committing the act but claimed that the devil was to blame for everything.
The victim was transferred to Idiroko General Hospital by the Police for medical attention, according to SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, a spokeswoman for the state police command, who confirmed the incident. He continued by saying that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department’s Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labor unit for additional investigation and potential prosecution. The state commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole.