Ogun State Police Command said it has arrested a 39-year-old man, Oladapo Akinola for defiling his 5-year old stepdaughter.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adigbe Divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim.
She said while bathing her daughter, she discovered blood in her private part.
She said on enquiry from the girl, she was informed that her husband who happened to be the stepfather of the victim has unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.
The police said after the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Adigbe Division, SP Fatoberu Oyekanmi quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who resides at Adewale Drive, Shokori Abeokuta confessed to the crime without any justifiable reason.
“The victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment and report.
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 diligent prosecution.
He warned parents, especially mothers to always be watchful of their female children to protect them from being victims of sexual assault from irresponsible men.