Father arrested for raping 17-year-old daughter, blames devil

Father arrested for raping 17-year-old daughter, blames devil 2
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A65-year-old man, Rojaiye Balogun, who was arrested for raping his 17-year-old daughter has blamed the devil for his crime.

Mr Balogun was paraded by the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday in Abeokuta.

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Kolawole Taiwo, the commandant, said the case was reported to the Anti-Human Trafficking, Irregular Migration Unit of the command by someone close to the girl.

He said that the incident happened at Imomo in Ijebu-Ode, saying the suspect was arrested on Wednesday.

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Mr Taiwo noted that the suspect had confessed to having slept with his daughter, claiming it was the work of the devil.

He added that the matter would be investigated and the suspect would be prosecuted.

The commandant explained that parents, according to the Child Right Act, had the duty of protecting their children, adding that parents and guardians should ensure they watched over their children at all times.

The suspect told reporters that he slept with the victim only once, when her mother had travelled.

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(NAN)

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