Man, 39 arrested for impregnating his13-year-old daughter

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A 39-year-old man,  Mfon Jeremiah, has been arrested for allegedly  impregnating his 13-year-old daughter (name withheld).

Jeremiah, a resident of FIRRO Estate off Adesan, Mowe in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, was arrested after his wife reported him to the police.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday. Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim.

The PPRO said, “The mother of the victim 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 DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly detailed detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested. On interrogation, the suspect confessed being 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 had separated from him for some time now only to discover that it was her daughter that he was sleeping with.”

Oyeyemi however said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has 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 possible prosecution.

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