By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested 45-year-old man Julius Ochim for allegedly impregnating his own daughter.
The man was arrested following a complaint by his daughter who reported at Shagamu Police Division that her father had been having carnal knowledge of her for the past eight years after the death of her mother in 2009, consequent upon which she got pregnant for him and gave birth to a baby girl three years ago.
She stated further that her father used to threaten her that she would pay dearly if she refused to sleep with him.
Upon the receipt of the report, the DPO Shagamu Division CSP Aduroja Moses led the detectives to the residence of the man where he was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it all on the devil.
He confessed to have been sleeping with the girl since the demise of his wife.
Her daughter said she started having problems with him when she started going out with another person whom she wanted to get married to.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.