A 35-year-old man, Kingsley Chigbo, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly defiling his wife’s younger sister.
The coordinator of Abeokuta-based non-governmental organisation, Child Protection Network, Mrs Peju Osoba, reported the incident to the police, leading to the prompt arrest of the suspect.
Chigbo was said to have sexually assaulted his wife’s 13-year-old sister in Ijoko Ota area of the state.
A statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that the suspect had confessed to the crime.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, added that Chigbo threatened to kill the teenager if she ever revealed her ordeal.
He said: “The incident was reported to the police at Sango Ota divisional headquarters by one Peju Osoba, who is the coordinator of an Abeokuta based Child Protection Network. She reported that one of her staff in Ota, who went for an enlightenment talk with students of Bannis College Ijoko Ota, gave her the information.
“After the enlightenment talk, the little girl called the said staff to a corner and confessed to her that her elder sister’s husband has been having sex with her under duress with threat that he will kill her if she ever tell anybody.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ota, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, led detectives to the house of the suspect at No 38 Asikolaye Street, Gasline Ijoko Ota, where the suspect was promptly arrested. When confronted by the girl, he admitted committing the crime.”