A 50-year-old man identified as Kayode Oladehinde has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old stepdaughter and and putting her in the family way.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint filed by the mother of the victim at Ogijo Divisional headquarters. Oladehinde was accused of giving the girl a drug that left her bleeding profusely after he realized she was pregnant.
Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspect and also disclosed that the incident occurred on February 4 at Ogijo in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
“Men of the Ogun State Police Command on 5th of February 2020 arrested one Kayode Oladehinde ‘m’ a resident of Olope Street Ogijo for defiling his 13-year-old stepdaughter (name withheld).
“The suspect was arrested following a report from the mother of the victim who complained at Ogijo Divisional Headquarters that her daughter informed her on the 4th of February 2020 that the suspect, who is her present husband, sometimes recently forcefully had carnal knowledge of her as a result of which she got pregnant.”
Oladehinde who had no tangible reason for defiling his stepdaughter, only pleaded for forgiveness from his wife and the victim who is his stepdaughter when confronted.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has already ordered the transfer of the suspect to Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.