12 -year-old reports father to police for raping her since she was seven

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A 12-year-old girl has accused her 49-year-old father, Ubong Akpan, of sleeping with her since she was seven.

The victim said the abuse had been going on for the past five years and she could no longer bear it so she decided to complain to the police.

The alleged rapist father has now been arrested, following the victim’s report lodged at the Itele Ota Divisional Police Headquarters.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in Abeokuta on Monday.

“Upon the report, the DPO, Itele-Ota Division, CSP Monday Unoegbe, detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, he confessed to the crime and claimed that his wife was appearing too old and no longer looking attractive to him,” Oyeyemi said.

The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has now ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Family Support Unit of the Ota Area Command for further investigation and prosecution.

The CP also directed that the victim be taken to the general hospital for proper medical treatment.

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