Adebayo Akinrinoye, a 52-year-old father from Ogun State, has been detained for allegedly defiling his 16-year-old daughter.
On September 23, the culprit was allegedly apprehended at Kabiru close, Idi Oparun bus stop, Matogun, Agbado, Ogun State.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, said the culprit was apprehended after the victim filed a written plea with the Agbado division.
According to Oyeyemi, the daughter claimed in the petition that her father had been sexually assaulting her for two years, starting when she was 14.
“She further said that all of her efforts to prevent her father from doing this heinous deed fell on deaf ears, resulting in her report,” Oyeyemi added.
In response to the plea, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, the Divisional Police Officer in Agbado, allegedly dispatched his men to the site, where the culprit was quickly apprehended.
“During interrogation, Oyeyemi claimed the suspect admitted to the murder but appealed with his daughter for forgiveness,” Oyeyemi added.
Edward Ajogun, the State Commissioner of Police, has ordered the suspect’s immediate transfer to the Ota Area Command’s family support section for further investigation and prosecution.
Ogun State is a Nigerian state in the southwest. The old Western State was merged into this state in February 1976. Ogun State is bordered on the south by Lagos State, on the north by Oyo and Osun States, on the west by Ondo State, and on the south by the Republic of Benin. Ogun State’s main and most populous city is Abeokuta; other notable cities in the state include Ijebu Ode, the old royal capital of the Ijebu Kingdom, and Sagamu, Nigeria’s top kola nut producer. The state of Ogun is mostly covered in rain forest, with some woody savanna in the northwest. In 2006, the population of Ogun State was 3,751,140 people.