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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Police Arrest Man For Impregnating Niece, Worry Over Rising Incest Cases In Ogun

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By Adekunle Mariam, Abeokuta 

A -52- year old randy uncle, Jimoh Mutaliu, has been arrested the police in Ogun state for impregnating his 16 - year - old niece and procuring abortions for her two times to shield the unwholesome affairs. 

The girl's father who was palpably distraught over the alleged crime, reported it at Adatan divisional headquarters, Abeokuta.

The Police Public Relations Officer for Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, stating that the DPO of Adatan Police Division, Abiodun Salau, a Superintendent of Police (SP) detailed  detectives to the scene on Tuesday and arrested the suspect.

Abimbola stated that the victim has been taken to hospital for treatment, quoting the commissioner of police in the State,  Edward Ajogun as expressing the worry that "incest" was rampant in Ogun State and urging mothers to be vigilant. 

"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 years old daughter has been impregnated, and following an enquiry, it was discovered that his own brother who is also an uncle to the girl, is responsible for the pregnancy. 

"He reported further that, he also discovered that the man has been having carnal knowledge of the victim for quite some time now and that he has 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. 

"The commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has 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.

"The Cp, who expressed worry about the rampant cases of incest in the state 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," Abimbola stated.


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