On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime without any justifiable reason.
The Ogun state police have arrested a 39-year-old man identified as Oladapo Akinola on Monday, September 20 for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 5-year-old stepdaughter.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adigbe divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that while bathing her daughter, she discovered blood in her private part, and on inquiry from the girl, she was informed that her husband who happened to be the stepdaughter of the victim had unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.
Upon the report, the Dpo Adigbe division, SP Fatoberu Oyekanmi quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect, who resides at Adewale Drive, Shokori Abeokuta confessed to the crime without any justifiable reason.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment and report .
The spokesperson added that the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has 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.
He, therefore, warned parents, especially mothers to always be watchful of their female children in order to protect them from being victims of sexual assault from those irresponsible men.