Police in Ogun state have arrested a man for impregnating his 16-years-old biological daughter.
42-year-old Taofeek Oyeyemi who has 17 children from different women was recently arrested after his ex-wife quickly rushed to the Ewekoro police station to report that her daughter was impregnated by her father.
The woman told the Police that not only did her ex-husband impregnated their child, but he also took her to a quack medical practitioner who aborted the child the girl was pregnant with. The woman also added that since the abortion was done, the child has been bleeding non-stop.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the Divisional Police Officer, Ewekoro division, Rotimi Jeje, a Superintendent of Police instructed policemen to arrest him after the matter was reported.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police revealed in the news release that the suspect has 17 children from different women and that he even confessed to sleeping with his daughter severally before impregnating her and forcing her to have an abortion.
The Police Spokesman also said that the girl’s mother separated from the suspect years back, and moved out from their apartment with their teenage daughter, until about six months ago, when he came to forcefully collect the child from her.
“All efforts made by the mother to take custody of her daughter proved abortive. It was when the mother came to visit her daughter that she discovered the great atrocity committed by the suspect against her daughter,” Abimbola stated.
Mr. Taofeek Oyeyemi who is currently in Police net will be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for thorough investigation and prosecution.