45-yr-old arrested in Ogun for sexual assault of 13-yr-old daughter

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By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Ogun State Police command has arrested 45-yr-old man, Akanji Oluwaseyi for allegedly forcefully having carnal knowledge of his 13-yr-old daughter (name withheld).

Akanji, according to statement from the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Tuesday was arrested after his daughter reported the incestual act at Obantoko divisional headquarters of the police, Abeokuta on the 30th of December 2020.

She said her father had come this fateful day to the shop where she was a tailoring apprentice and begged her mistress to permit her to come and fetch water for him at home.

She stated further that she left the shop and fetched water as requested by her father, but  surprisingly, her father suddenly grabbed her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

On the strength of this report, the DPO of Obantoko division, CSP Sunday Opebiyi was said to have quickly detailed his detectives to the man’s house where he was promptly arrested.

Akanji was said to have initially denied the allegation but when he was confronted by the victim, he became dumbfounded.

The victim was said to have been quickly taken to Olukoya hospital for medical attention.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.