A 39-year-old man, Mfon Jeremiah, a resident of FIRRO Estate, off Adesan, Mowe, Ogun State, has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly impregnating his 13-year-old biological daughter (name withheld).
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement he issued on Friday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters by the mother of the victim who reported that she discovered that her daughter was pregnant and when she inquired from the daughter, she was informed that it was her father who slept with her.
The victim was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that she is four months pregnant.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly detailed detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, Jeremiah admitted that he was responsible for his daughter’s pregnancy, but claimed to be under a spell when he did it.
He informed the police that he was dreaming having sex with his wife who has separated from him for some time now only to discover that it was her daughter that he has sex with.
The Command’s Commissioner, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.