Jimoh Mutaliu, 52, was detained by the police in Ogun for impregnating and getting two abortions for his 16-year-old niece.
This was said by the command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement released on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.
The culprit was detained on Sept. 21 after the victim’s father reported his 16-year-old daughter was pregnant to the Adatan Divisional Headquarters, according to Oyeyemi.
”The victim’s father a niece to the lady claimed that the pregnancy was caused by his own brother.
”He claimed that the suspect has been sleeping with his daughter for a long time and has arranged for her to undergo two abortions.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Adatan division, SP. Abiodun Salau, detailed detectives to the scene where the randy uncle was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect made confessional statement that he actually committed the crime.
”In addition, he also affirmed that he had procured two abortions for her with the help of a nurse.” he said.
The victim, according to Oyeyemi, was taken to the hospital by the police for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, CP Edward Ajogun, the state’s commissioner of police, has ordered the suspect’s immediate transfer to the criminal investigation and intelligence department for further inquiry and prosecution, he added.
He voiced concern about the state’s high rate of incest and recommended moms to keep a close eye on their female offspring.