By Femi Adediran, Abeokuta
A 52-year-old man, Emmanuel Ikhine has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and impregnating his 18-year-old biological daughter (name withheld).
Ikhine, a single father, according to the police had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of his daughter for a long time before putting her in a family way.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint by a neighbour, one Yemisi Ashade to the police.
According to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ashade came to the police station with the victim and complained that the victim came to her to report how her father had been abusing her sexually whenever she was alone at home with threat to deal with her if she dared tell anyone about it.
The neighbor stated further that she (victim) could no longer bear the sexual assault hence she confided in her.
“Upon the report, the DPO Sango-Ota, Godwin Idehai detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy father was promptly arrested”, Oyeyemi said.
He added, “On interrogation, he (Ikhine) made a confessional statement that he had been having carnal knowledge of the victim long before now since he has separated with his wife.”
The victim who claimed to be the only girl amongst the three children of her father, explained how the suspect has been sleeping with her whenever her two brothers are not around with threat, but when she could not bear it, she reported to their neighbour who brought her to the station to report.
“The victim was taken to General hospital where it was confirmed that she is already pregnant for her father”, Oyeyemi disclosed.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama has ordered for the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.