Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested a traditional ruler, Rasheed Sholabi, for allegedly defiling his 15 -year- old daughter.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this to newsmen today August 6, said the victim had gone to the Owode Egbado police station to report that her father had been having sex with her since she was 11. Abimbola said the victim said she lost her mother when she was barely two and had to live with her father. She told the police that her father’s repeated sexual intercourse with her has affected her private part, making it difficult to control her urinary system.
According to the statement, the Divisional Police Officer for Owode-Egbado, Olabisi Elebute, led detectives to the traditional ruler’s palace and arrested him. The monarch who initially denied the allegation, fainted later when confronted by the victim and one of his ex-wife, who corroborated the victim’s ordeal. The ex-wife told the police that she left the marriage with the monarch after she caught him in the act.
Abimbola said the monarch has since been resuscitated and is helping with the investigation.