Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 42-year-old man, Taofeek Oyeyemi, for allegedly impregnating his 16-year-old daughter.
The suspect is said to be a father of 17 children from different women.
It was gathered that Oyeyemi took the his daughter to a quack doctor to procure abortion after discovering that she was pregnant for him.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Thursday that Taofeek was arrested after the daughter reported the abortion to her mother.
The PPRO stated that the 16-year old girl had been bleeding since the abortion was performed on her.
“The suspect, on interrogation confessed to have slept with the victim several times, which resulted in her pregnancy.
“In order for his secret not to be exposed, he decided to procure an abortion for the girl.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim’s mother had separated from the suspect years back and the victim had been living with her until about six months ago when the suspect forcefully took the girl away from her mother.
“All efforts made by the mother to take he daughter to her custody proved abortive. It was when the mother came to visit her daughter that she discovered the great atrocity committed by the suspect against the daughter.”
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.