BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — The Ogun State Police Command has said it arrested a-45-year-old man, Toyin Sodimu, for allegedly raping his own 16-year-old daughter.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement in Abeokuta, yesterday, said Sodimu who lives in Temidire community of Oke Apo, Akomoje, Abeokuta committed the offence on Saturday and was arrested after he was reported by the victim.
According to Adejobi, the lady went to report the incident to the Police in Adatan division after her father had forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in her room at about 2 p.m on Saturday.
“The victim was then taken to the General Hospital, Abeokuta by the Police for examination and treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered full scale investigation into the horrible incident and vowed to make the suspect face the wrath of the law if found wanting to serve as deterrent to such cruel and devilish fathers who may want to venture into raping their daughters in the state.
“Okoye has also appealed to parents particularly mothers to keep watch on their children and avoid collapse of marriages which is perceived to be a catalyst to incredible cases like this.”
“He urges rape victims to always emulate this victim’s bravery to report any rape case which will help the police tackle rape and related offences in the state.”
“The police command will always partner with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in the state to profer a lasting solution to this menace of rape, gender violence and child abuse as the command will improve on strengthening its Anti Human Trafficking And Child Labour Unit to be effective.”