A traditional ruler in Ogun state, Rasheed Sholabi has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 15-year-old daughter.
Sholabi, who is Baale of Oose Agbedu Ajibawo in Owode-Yewa area, was arrested after his daughter reported at Owode Egbado Police station that he has been having sex with her since age 11.
She told the Police the sexual encounter with her father have affected her private part, making it difficult to control her urinary system.
Abimbola said the victim said she lost her mother when she was barely two and had to live with her father.
She told the police that her father’s repeated sexual intercourse with her has affected her private part, making it difficult to control her urinary system.
The young girl narrated that the unfortunate situation gave her father an unhindered opportunity to sexually abuse her routinely until her medical condition developed and had to report him to the Police.
Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), stated the Divisional Police Officer for Owode-Egbado, Olabisi Elebute, led detectives to the traditional ruler’s Palace and arrested him.
The Baale, who initially denied the allegation, fainted later when confronted by the victim and one of his former wife, who corroborated the victim’s ordeal. He was taken to the hospital where he was resuscitated.
His former wife informed the police she caught him while in the act, explaining that the incident led her to quit their relationship.
The victim has been taken to the Stella Obasanjo motherless baby home, Abeokuta, for safety.
Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.