. He forced me to abort thrice, did family planning for me – Victim
Police in Ogun have arrested a 44-year-old Pastor, Oluwafemi Oyebola, for allegedly raping his own daughter (name withheld).
Oyebola was arrested following a complaint by his daughter, who reported to the police at the Owode-Egbado Divisional Headquarters that her father had been forcibly having carnal knowledge of her since 2015, when she was 19, shortly after her mother’s demise.
She further alleged that she got pregnant three time for her father, who took her to a nurse for abortion on the various occasions.
The victim also alleged that after the third abortion, her father did family planning for her so as not to get pregnant any longer.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that when the victim realised that her father was about to ruin her life, she ran away from home and reported to an Non-Governmental Organisation, Advocacy For Children And Vulnerable Persons Network, which took her to the Owode-Egbado Police Station to lay her complaint.
Following the victim’s report, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode-Egbado Division, Superintendent Olabisi Elebute, led detectives to the pastor’s house to arrest him.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime as alleged by his daughter.
State’s Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, 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.