A 28-year-old man, Adeyemi Babatunde, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling his five-year-old daughter.
The suspect was arrested after the mother of the victim lodged the complaint at the Ijebu-Mushin divisional headquarters.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Superintendent of Police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said that the victim’s mother noticed her daughter had been complaining of pain whenever she wanted to urinate.
The PPRO added that the mother further lamented that her daughter groaned whenever she was bathing for her and that she touched her private part.
“The victim’s mother said, having noticed this, she pressurised the little girl to tell her what happened to her private part.
Oyeyemi said, “It was then the victim informed her that her father laid her on the bed and inserted his manhood into her private part when the mother was not at home.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ijebu Mushin division, CSP Simire Hillary, quickly detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and he was eventually arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed not to know what came over him at that time.”
“The Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution,” the PPRO said.