Officers of the Ogun State Police Command have confirmed the arrest a 52-year-old man, identified as Emmanuel Ikhine, for having forceful and unlawful carnal knowledge of his 18-year-old daughter.
The suspect, Emmanuel Ikhine, who resides in the Joju area of Sango Ota, Ogun State, was arrested on Saturday following a disturbing report by one lady identified as Yemisi Ashade, who came to the station in the company of the victim.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who is also the Police Public Relations Officer, narrated the details of the report to newsmen:
“The Divisional Police Officer, Sango Ota, Godwin Idehai, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CPS), detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy father was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he made a confessional statement that he has been having carnal knowledge of the victim long before now since he has separated from his wife.
“The victim who claimed to be the only girl amongst the three children of her father explained how the suspect has been sleeping with her whenever her two brothers are not around with threat, but when she could not bear it, she reported to their neighbour who brought her to the station to report.
“The victim was taken to general hospital where it was confirmed that she was already pregnant for her father.
“The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.”
Yemisi Ashade, the woman who accompanied the victim, explained to the police that the victim came to her and reported how her father has been abusing her sexually whenever she was alone at home. She further explained that he would threaten to deal with her if she dared reveal his evil deeds to anyone, adding that when the victim could not bear the sexual assault any longer, she confided in her and narrated her ordeal
The police acted on the report and visited the suspect’s house in Joju, where they apprehended the suspect. After he was interrogated, the suspect confessed to his crimes and will now be charged to court.