The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a 35-year -old man Idowu Shittu, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his wife’s 11-year-old cousin (name withheld).
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, a resident of Hallelujah street Ifo was arrested following a report lodged at Ifo divisional headquarters by his wife.
“The wife reported that her cousin, who lives with them informed her that her husband Shittu has been forcefully having sex with her for the past three years and when she can no longer bear it, she decided to inform her aunt.
“The little girl, who has lost her mother since when she was a toddler said she has been enduring it because she has no other place to live if her aunt’s husband send her away as he used to threaten whenever he wants to have his way with her.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but pleaded for forgiveness from the little girl,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the victim be taken to hospital for medical attention.
Bankole also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.