The Ogun state police command has arrested a 49-year-old man, Amoda Bola, for allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old daughter and forcing her into prostitution.
The suspect, a resident of Idi Oro street, Ode Remo, was arrested on August 17 following a complaint received from the victim. The teenager had reported at Ode Remo divisional headquarters that her father, with whom she has been living with for some years now, has been having carnal knowledge of her.
She stated further that her father has also been inviting men to the house to sleep with her, after which the men will pay him money.
Following the complaint, the suspect, Amoda Bola, was arrested at his residence.
On interrogation, the suspect, who first denied the allegations, later confessed when the victim confronted him. His confession led to the arrest of five others who had slept with the victim at different times on the invitation of the father.
The other suspects are: Ahmed Ogunkoya, 30yrs, Muyiwa Adeoye, 48yrs, David Sunday Solaja, 69yrs, Emmanuel Olusanya, 50yrs, and Joshua Olaniran, 50yrs.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said all the suspects have confessed to having carnal knowledge of the 14-year-old girl and have paid money to the father.
Oyeyemi said the victim, whose mother had separated from the father years back, said she was practically turned into a prostitute by her father.
“She has been taken to state hospital Isara Remo where it was confirmed that she is pregnant. The victim has insisted that it was her father who is responsible for the pregnancy been the only person who slept with her within the period she got pregnant.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti humans trafficking and child labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.” Oyeymi says