A statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta yesterday indicated that the suspect was arrested on Saturday after a complaint by the victim’s father.
“The father of the victim reported at Onipanu Division that he discovered a sudden and unusual demeanor in his daughter as well as loss of appetite.
He stated further that this made him to properly question the girl before he was informed that the suspect forcefully had carnal knowledge of her and warned her never to disclose it to anyone,” the statement stated.
Oyeyemi said, the suspect, who lives in the same house with the victim’s parents, had confessed to committing the crime, “but blamed it on the devil’s handwork”.
The victim has been taken to the hospital where medical report confirmed that the girl has been sexually violated. According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.