The Police Command in Ogun State says it has arrested a 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu, for impregnating his 16-year-old niece and procuring two abortions for her.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.
Oyeyemi said that the suspect was arrested on Sept. 21, following a report by the girl’s father at the Adatan Divisional Headquarters, that his 16-year-old daughter was pregnant.
“The victim’s father alleged that his own brother was responsible for the pregnancy.
“He alleged that the suspect has been sleeping with his daughter for quite some time now and had procured two abortions for her.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Adatan Police Division, SP. Abiodun Salau, detailed detectives to the scene, where the randy uncle of the girl was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect made a confessional statement that he actually committed the crime.
“In addition, he also affirmed that he had procured two abortions for her with the help of a nurse,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that the victim had been taken to the hospital by the police for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the criminal investigation and intelligence department of the command for further investigation and prosecution.
He expressed concern over the rampant cases of incest in the state and advised mothers to be very watchful of their female children.