Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old man, Idowu Shittu, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of his wife’s 11-year-old cousin.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, who lived on Hallelujah Street, in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state, was arrested following a report lodged at the Ifo divisional headquarters by his wife.
He explained that the woman reported that her cousin, who lived with them, informed her that her husband had been forcefully having sex with her for the past three years.
The PPRO said the wife told the police that her cousin decided to raise the alarm when she could no longer bear it.
Oyeyemi said the police were also informed that “the little girl, who lost her mother since she was a toddler, said she had been enduring it because she had no other place to live if her aunt’s husband sent her away as he used to threaten whenever he wanted to have his way with her.”
“Upon the report, the 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 added.
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had directed that the victim be taken to a hospital for medical attention.