The police has arrested a man from Omuo-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old step-daughter.
The man identified as Ojo Babatunde was arrested by officers of the Ekiti Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, DSP Sunday Abutu, in Ado-Ekiti, said Babatunde was arrested by the Juvenile Welfare Centre, JWC, of the state CID.
Babatunde had sex with the child (name withheld) which resulted to a four-month-old pregnancy, the statement added.
The police spokesperson noted that the suspect would be arraigned in court as he had already confessed to the crime, stating that it was the devil that made him commit it..
“The victim, who is already 4 months pregnant, claimed that the suspect, Ojo Babatunde, who is also her step Father, had unlawful carnal Knowledge of her severally before and after she became pregnant,” the statement read.
“She explained that the stepfather started raping her when the mother gave birth through Caesarean Section (CS) and had to spend about three (3) weeks in the hospital leaving her and the stepfather at home.
“According to her, the stepfather used to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her at home when her Mother is away and oftentimes lures her into the farm and defiles her after which he will threaten her never to tell anyone or face the consequence.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed it was the handwork of the devil.”