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26-year-old Barber ‘rapes’ 6-year-old girl in Alagbole

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26-year-old Barber ‘rapes’ 6-year-old girl in Alagbole

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old barber, Daniel Essien, for allegedly defiling a minor.

Essien was said to have raped a six-year-old victim three times at Olufemi Oshin Street, Alagbole in Akute.

It was gathered that the victim told her teacher she was sexually assaulted by the suspect and the teacher notified the girl’s mother.

The agitated woman reported the matter at a police station after speaking to her daughter, who again fingered Essien.

A statement in Abeokuta, the state capital, by police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said: “She (mother) reported that she was called by her child’s teacher and told to be watchful of the girl because she was being sexually abused.

“This made her to interrogate the child on her arrival from school consequent upon which the girl told her that it was Essien, who owned a barbing salon in the neighbourhood.

“On the strength of the report, detectives went to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect. He denied the allegation at first. But when the girl was taken to the hospital and medical report confirmed she was defiled, he admitted to have committed the crime.

“Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit for further investigation and prosecution.”

– The Nation

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