A 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu was on Tuesday arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for unlawfully impregnating and procuring abortions for his 16-year-old niece.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan Divisional headquarters by the victim’s father, who reported that he discovered that his 16-year-old daughter has been impregnated, and that on an enquiry, it was discovered that his own brother who is also an uncle to the girl was responsible for the pregnancy.
A statement issued by Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Command’s spokesman, said he reported further that, he discovered that the man has been having carnal knowledge of the victim for quite some time now and that he had procured abortions for her two times.
“Upon the report, the DPO Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy uncle was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect made confessional statement that he actually committed the crime, he also affirmed that he had procured two abortions for her with the help of a nurse,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that the victim had been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment and report.
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun haD ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
He stated that the CP expressed worry about the rampant cases of incest in the state and advised mothers to be very watchful of their female children, and that they should not allow men to play rough with them no matter their relationship with such men.