by Sanni Arewa

A man who has been identified as Ojo Babatunde from Omuo-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has been apprehended by the Ekiti State police Command, for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old step-daughter.

The spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Sunday Abutu, via a statement on Wednesday, in Ado-Ekiti, said Babatunde was apprehended by the Juvenile Welfare Centre, JWC, of the state CID.

According to the statement, the suspect had sexual interaction with the victim (name withheld) which led to a four-month-old pregnancy.

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The image maker of the Police in the state noted that the suspect will be arraigned in court as he confessed that the crime was the handiwork of the devil.

The statement partly reads: “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.

“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.

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“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.”

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