A man with 17 children from different women has been arrested for impregnating his 16-year-old biological daughter in Ogun State – Nigeria.
42-year-old Taofeek Oyeyemi was arrested after the girl’s mother reported the issue at the Ewekoro Police Station that her daughter who had been living with her ex-husband got pregnant for him.
She reportedly told Police that after her daughter got pregnant for her ex-husband, he took the young girl to a quack doctor who assisted her in aborting the child. And ever since the alleged abortion was carried out, the woman claimed that the child has been bleeding non-stop.
Confirming the incident in a news release, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was picked up after the report was made by the girl’s mother.
During an interrogation with the suspect, the Deputy Superintendent of Police said that the man revealed that he has 17 children from different women and even confessed to sleeping with his daughter multiple times before he got her pregnant and forced her to have an abortion.
According to the Police Spokesman, the girl’s mother separated from him years back and was living with her daughter until about six months ago when he came to forcefully take the girl away from her.
“All efforts made by the mother to take custody of her daughter proved abortive. It was when the mother came to visit her daughter that she discovered the great atrocity committed by the suspect against her daughter,” Abimbola stated.
The suspect is expected to be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for thorough investigation and prosecution.