By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A village head, Rasheed Sholabi in Ogun state has been arrested by the men of the state police command for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter (name withheld).
Sholabi is the village head of Oose Agbedu Ajibawo in Owode-Yewa in Yewa South local government area of the state.
The suspect was arrested following a report by the victim, who reportedly walked into Owode Egbado police station and lodged a complaint against her father.
The Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement in Abeokuta, Thursday, said the victim reported at the police station, that her father had been having sex with her since when she was 11 years old.
The girl said as a result of the act she now finds it difficult to control her urinary system.
“The victim who told the police that she has lost her mother when she was barely 2-year old and that the suspect did not allow her to know any relation of her later mother thereby left her with no option other than continued staying with her father who used that opportunity to sexually abuse her from time to time.”
Oyeyemi said, immediately the police got the victim’s report, the DPO Owode-Egbado, Olabisi Elebute quickly led her men to the place where the Baale was promptly arrested.
The command’s spokesman said, the suspect denied the allegations during his interrogation.
He, however, explained that when the suspect was confronted with a statement corroborating the allegations from his former wife, he fainted.
“On interrogation, he (suspect) first denied the allegation, but when he was confronted by the victim and one of his ex-wives who corroborated the victim’s statement, the suspect fainted and was taken to the hospital for resuscitation.
“His ex-wife informed the police that she caught him redhanded while having sex with his daughter and that was the reason why she left him,” Oyeyemi said.
He disclosed that the victim had been taken to the Stella Obasanjo motherless baby home in Abeokuta, the state capital for safety.
Oyeyemi added that the commissioner of police, Edward A. Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for an in-depth investigation and diligent prosecution.