Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State command, have arrested a 39-year-old man, identified as Mfon Jeremiah, for impregnating his 13-year-old daughter.
According to a statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Jeremiah who is a resident of FIRRO Estate, Off Adesan, Mowe was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Police Divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim.
Oyeyemi stated that the victim’s mother said that she discovered that her daughter was pregnant and when she confronted the teenage girl to reveal the man responsible for the pregnancy, the daughter told her it was her father who slept with her.
The statement added that the victim was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that she is four months pregnant.
The police said, “Upon the report, the Mowe division quickly detailed detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being responsible for his daughter’s pregnancy, but claimed to be under spell when he did it. He informed the police that he was dreaming having sex with his wife who have separated from him for some time now only to discover that it was her daughter that he had sex with.”
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution,” Oyeyemi added.