A 49-year-old man caught for allegedly defiling his teenage child has given reason that prompted him to have committed the misdemeanour.
Ubong Williams Akpan was arrested by men of Ogun state police command for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of his 12-year-old daughter (name withheld).
Akpan claimed that he defiled his daughter because his wife was old and was no longer looking attractive.
”On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime claiming that his wife is appearing too old, and she is no longer looking attractive to him,” a statement by the police read.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Itele Ota divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that her father has been abusing her 3exually since when she was seven years old.
She stated further that this had been going on for the past five years, and when she realized she could no longer bear it, she decided to report to the police.
Confirming the incident, Oyeyemi Abimbola, the spokesperson of the state police command, stated that upon receiving the report, the DPO of Itele ota division, CSP Monday Unoegbe detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
Oyeyemi said the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to family support unit of Ota area command for further investigation and prosecution.
He also directed the victim be taken to the general hospital for proper medical treatment.