A 38-year-old father has been arrested in Ondo State on suspicion of raping his 15-year-old daughter.
Sunday Udoh, the culprit, was apprehended by police officers assigned to the Ile-Oluji Division after attempting to terminate the pregnancy arising from his sexual contact with his daughter.
Udoh reportedly took his 15-year-old daughter to a health care facility in Ile-Oluji, the capital of the state’s Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area, to abort the pregnancy.
However, health care personnel at the institution expressed suspicion and notified security officers.
Confirming the event, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, stated: “On 26th April 2022, police officers assigned to Ile-Oluji Division received a report of an attempt to get an abortion by one Sunday Udoh’m’, Aged 38, at an Ile-Oluji health care establishment.
“During the inquiry, it was discovered that the suspect was seeking to have an abortion for her 15-year-old daughter (Name withheld), with whom he had been having sexual relations.”
While announcing that the case had been sent to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Inquiry Department, SCID, at the state’s police headquarters, Odunlami added that the suspect will be prosecuted in court following the conclusion of the investigation.