The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 44-year-old-man identified as Rafiu Moruf, for allegedly defiling a six-year-old-girl.
The suspect was arrested after the victim’s mother found out what had been done to her daughter.
The spokesman of the police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, stated that the victim opened up to her mother who discovered semen inside the girl’s private part.
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He said, ”The mother of the victim questioned her and she revealed that the suspect took her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.
“The woman reported at the Idiroko Police station and detectives went to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“On questioning the victim, she revealed that the suspect gave her N20 and took her into his apartment behind SS Secondary School in Aferiku community, and had carnal knowledge of her.
“Upon the report, the DPO Idiroko, CSP Amodu Aloko, led detectives to the suspect’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and report.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti Human trafficking and Child labour Unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation and prosecution,” Oyeyemi said.
This is not the first time incidents like this have occurred and we sincerely hope that effective measures can be put in place to discourage the perpetrators of this dehumanizing act.