A 52-years-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu, was on Tuesday 21st of September 2021 arrested by men of Ogun State police command for unlawfully impregnating and procuring abortion for his 16-year-old niece (name withheld).
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim’s father, who reported that he discovered that his 16-year-old daughter had been impregnated, and on an enquiry, it was discovered that his own 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 now and that he had procured abortions for her two times.
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 confessed to the crime, and also affirmed that he had procured two abortions for her with the help of a nurse.
The victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment and report.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
The CP, who expressed worry about the rampant cases of incest in the state, advised mothers to be very watchful of their female children.