The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 52-year-old man, identified as Jimoh Mutaliu, for allegedly procuring two abortions for his 16-year-old niece.
NEWSNAIJA learned the suspect was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly impregnated and procured abortions for the victim.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.
The PPRO explained that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at the Adatan divisional police headquarters by the victim’s father.
Oyeyemi, said the father reported that he revealed that his daughter was impregnated.
According to him, on enquiries, it was revealed that his brother, who is also an uncle to the girl, is responsible for the pregnancy.
“He reported further that he also discovered that the man had been having carnal knowledge of the victim for quite some time and that he procured abortions for her twice.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau, detailed his detectives to the scene, where the randy uncle was quickly arrested
“On questioning, the suspect made confessional statements that he really committed the crime; he also acknowledged that he had acquired two abortions for her with the help of a nurse.
The police spokesman added that “The victim has been taken to a hospital by the police for medical treatment and report,”
The PPRO noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had 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 prosecution.
Oyeyemi said, “The CP, who expressed worry over the widespread cases of incest in the state, advised mothers to be watchful of their female children, and that they should not allow men to play rough with them no matter their relationship with such men.”