The police in Osun have arrested a 50-year-old farmer for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his 13-year-old daughter.
The suspect is a resident of Agbongbe Street, Ibokun, Ilesa.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Undie Adie, made this known while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command in the last one month.
According to Adie, the suspect was arrested on June 17 following a complaint made by the victim that her father was sleeping with her.
The commissioner said the police took the victim to a hospital for medical examination and treatment.
He also said six other persons were arrested over alleged rape and sexual violence between May 28 and June 17.
Included among those arrested was a 19-year-old who allegedly raped a seven-year-old girl in Ila-Orangun.
Adie further said six suspected cultists were arrested in Ede on June 18 , while one was arrested on Iwara Road, Ilesa, on June 23 during a cult clash which led to the death of one Emmanuel Adeleye after engaging the police in a shootout.
Three suspected armed robbers who attacked some residents of Ipetumodu town on June 19 were also arrested while N195,635 as well as weapons used for their operation were recovered from them.
He said a counterfeit currency printing syndicate was also smashed by the police on June 20 at Osoko’s Compound in Apomu where three suspects were arrested.
The commissioner said 53,800 counterfeit US dollars and other exhibits, including charms, were recovered from the gang.
Adie, who said that all those arrested by the police were being prosecuted, warned residents of the state to desist from all forms of criminal acts. (NAN)