A 45-year old man, Julius Ochim has been arrested by the Police in Ogun State for impregnating his own daughter.

The man was arrested following a complaint by his daughter who reported at Shagamu Police Division that her father has been having her carnal knowledge since the death of her mother in 2009, consequent upon which she got pregnant for him and gave birth to a baby girl 3 years ago.

The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the victim confirmed that “her father used to threaten her with cultural implication of refusing him to sex”.

Oyeyemi stated further that “upon the receipt of the report, the DPO Shagamu Division CSP Aduroja Moses led detectives to the man’s residence where he was promptly arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil”.

The PPRO also stated that the man confessed to have been sleeping with the girl since the demise of his wife and that he started having problems with the girl when she started going out with another person whom she said she wanted to get married to.

“He confessed that the he was trying to prevent the girl from getting married so as to continue having his way with her”, Oyeyemi stated.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution