A 33-year old man, Olabowale Samuel has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 7-year old girl (name withheld).
A statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Tuesday, disclosed that, the suspect was arrested on Friday, October 4, following a report by the father of the victim.
The victim’s father reported to the operatives of the Sagamu Police Station that, he came back from work in the evening of that day, only to discover that the pant of his daughter had been stained with blood.
When the father asked her daughter about the stained pant, she informed him that it was the suspect who lives in the next building that lured her into his room and sexually abused her.
The victim, whose mother had separated from the father was left in care of the neighbour in the house who did not know the time the suspect lured her to his house.
The suspect, Oyeyemi said had confessed to committing the crime, during interrogation and the victim had been taken to the general hospital for medical treatment.
According to Oyeyemi, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.