A 72-year-old man, Ishola Olatunji has been arested for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Iperu, Ogun State.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday September 26 , said the suspect was arrested on September 22, following a report by the mother of the victim who reported at Iperu Police station that she returned home and found her daughter feeling uncomfortable.
“When she made an enquiry from the little girl, she explained to her that it was the old man who lured her into his room and forcefully had sex with her. Upon the report, the DPO Iperu division detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy old man was promptly arrested,” said Oyeyemi.
“The victim was taken to hospital where it was confirmed that the girl has been defiled. The suspect has made a confessional statement admitting the commission of the offence.”
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun 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 further investigation and prosecution.
The CP also appealed to parents to always be vigilant and mindful of who to entrust their children to.