A village head, the Baale of Oose Agbedu Ajibawo in Owode-Yewa area of Ogun State, Rasheed Sholabi, has been arrested by the police for having carnal knowledge of his 15-year-old daughter (name withheld).
The Baale was arrested following a report by the victim, who walked into Owode Egbado police station and reported that her father has been having sex with her since when she was 11 years as a result of which she now finds it difficult to control her urinary system.
The victim told the police that she lost her mother when she was barely two-year-old and that the suspect did not allow her to know any relation of her late mother, thereby leaving her with no option other than staying with her father who used that opportunity to sexually abuse her.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode-Egbado Division, Olabisi Elebute, led her men to the place where the Baale was arrested.
On interrogation, he first denied the allegation, but when he was confronted by the victim and one of his ex-wives who corroborated the victim’s statement, the suspect fainted and was taken to the hospital for resuscitation.
His ex-wife informed the police that she caught him red handed while having sex with his daughter and that was the reason she left him. The victim has been taken to Stella Obasanjo Motherless Baby Home for safety.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for an in-depth investigation and diligent prosecution.