The Ogun State Police Command on Sunday said it arrested a 49-year-old father, Amoda Bola, who allegedly had carnal knowledge of his 14-year-old daughter and impregnated her.
Bola was also alleged to have invited some yet-to-be-identified men to his house to defile his daughter and received payment from the men for his service.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint received from his daughter.
Oyeyemi said the victim reported at the Ode Remo Police Station that her father, whom she had been living with for some years, had been having carnal knowledge of her.
Oyeyemi, however, revealed that the confession of the suspect during interrogation led to the arrest of five others, who had slept with the victim at different times at the invitation of the father.
The PPRO said, “The suspects are Ahmed Ogunkoya; Muyiwa Adeoye; David Solaja; Emmanuel Olusanya, and Joshua Olaniran. All the suspects have confessed to having carnal knowledge of the 14-year-old girl and paid money to the father.
“The victim, whose mother had separated from the father years back, had been living with her father, who practically turned her into a commercial prostitute. She has been taken to a state hospital in Ishara-Remo, where it was confirmed that she is pregnant.
“The victim has insisted that her father is responsible for the pregnancy being the only person who slept with her within the period she got pregnant.”
Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti Humans Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.