A 43-year old man, Oluwole Bamidele has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 6-year old girl (name withheld).
The suspect, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi was arrested, following a complaint by the father of the victim, one Ikechukwu Blessing Orji to the police.
Orji reported at Agbado police station that while his wife went out to give cloth to her tailor, the suspect who is a co-tenant in the same house with them lured his 6-year old daughter into his room and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
Orji further explained to the police that the girl quickly informed her mother as soon as she returned.
On the strength of the report, Oyeyemi disclosed that the DPO of Agbado division, Aloko Amodu detailed his detectives to the scene of the crime at Kayode Street Agoro area of Agbado where the suspect was arrested.
Oyeyemi added that when the suspect was interrogated by the police, he initially denied committing the crime “but when the victim was taken to the General hospital for medical examination, the medical report confirmed that the victim had been defiled. It was there he confessed committing the crime”.
The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti-Human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.