A 60-year-old man, Taofeek Shotayo, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly having carnal knowledge of the 10-year-old stepdaughter of his neighbour.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on Monday following a complaint lodged at the Aregbe Police Station by the victim’s stepfather.
The PPRO explained that the suspect allegedly lured the victim into his room in the Abule Aro area of Obantoko, Abeokuta, with N600 and had carnal knowledge of her.
Oyeyemi stated, “The complainant stated that he got to know about the incident when he and the victim’s mother noticed a sudden change in her behaviour, which prompted them to question her intensively.
“The victim narrated how the randy old man slept with her after he had given her N600 and further stated that that was the second time he would defile her.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Aregbe Division, DSP Ope Olasunkanmi, detailed his detectives to the scene and the suspect was promptly arrested.
“He has made a confessional statement to the police, while the victim has been taken to hospital for medical attention.”
The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
@ Punch Newspaper