Police in Ogun State have arrested a 35-year-old man, Idowu Shittu, for allegedly forcefully having sex with his wife’s 11-year-old cousin.
The man was arrested after his wife reported at Ifo Divisional Headquarter, that her husband, Shittu, has been forcefully having sex with her 11-year-old cousin (name withheld), who lives with them for the past three years.
She added that her cousin decided to report her husband to her when she could no longer bear it.
The wife said that the little girl, who lost her mother since she was a toddler, has been enduring it because she has no other place to live if her aunt’s husband sends her away.
The little girl said that Shittu usually threaten her whenever he wants to have his way with her.
Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement issued to newsmen in Ota, Ogun explained that upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ifo Division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but pleaded for forgiveness from the little girl,” he said.
Oyeyemi added that Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the victim be taken to hospital for medical attention.
Bankole also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.