The suspect, Kingsley Chigbo
The suspect, Kingsley Chigbo

By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta

A 35 year-old man, Kingsley Chigbo has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling his wife’s 13 year-old younger sister.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi the incident was reported to the Police by the Coordinator Child Protection Network, an Abeokuta based Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Mrs. Peju Osoba.

The victim (names withheld) had confided in one of the staff of the NGO who had gone to her school, Bannis College, Ijoko-Ota, area of the State during an enlightenment talk that she had been defiled by her sister’s husband.

Oyeyemi said, “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.”

Following the report, the Police Divisional Police Officer of Ota, 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, the suspect admitted to committing the crime.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

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