A 52-year-old man, Emmanuel Ikhine, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter.
Ikhine reportedly had carnal knowledge of his daughter several times, which resulted in the pregnancy.
The suspect was said to have divorced his wife a few years ago and since then had been having carnal knowledge of his only female child out of the three children the couple had together.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report by a neighbour, Yemisi Ashade.
The PPRO said the victim reported the case to the neighbour when she could no longer bear the sexual assault by her father.
According to Oyeyemi, the daughter said she was threatened not to reveal the affair between her and her father to anyone.
The PPRO said the command confirmed that the daughter was pregnant for her father after a test was conducted on her.
He added, “The victim stated that she could no longer bear the sexual assault hence, she confided in their neighbour.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Sango-Ota Police Station, CSP Godwin Idehai, dispatched detectives to the scene, where the randy father was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he made a confessional statement that he had been having carnal knowledge of the victim since he separated from his wife.”