Police arrest man, 45, for allegedly raping own daughter

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly raping his 21-year-old daughter.

The suspect, Idowu Owolabi, who lives at Papa Olosun area Of Oja-Odan with the victim was arrested on Monday following a complaint by the victim who reported the matter at Oja-Odan Divisional headquarters.

The spokesman of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement yesterday quoted the victim to have said she followed her father to the farm at Fagboun village where the father “forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in the farm sometime in March 2018.”

The complainant said the suspect did not stop the act as he “continuously had unlawful carnal knowledge of her with a threat that he will kill her if she dare tell anybody about it.”

Oyeyemi said the father was promptly arrested and upon interrogation, “the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil.”

He added that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

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