Operatives of the Ogun state police command have apprehended a 44-year-old man, Rafiu Moruf, for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl.
The state police command in a statement obtained by Naija News alleged that Moruf who unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her six-year-old girl victim was arrested on Monday, February 11 in Aferiku village, Idiroko area of the Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.
While confirming the arrest of Moruf, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspected rapist was arrested after a complaint by the mother of the victim, Mrs Ranti Owonifaari.
The PPRO said the victim’s mother reported that she noticed an unusual behaviour about her daughter which she decided to investigate further and watch her closely.
“She stated further that on close examination, she noticed semen in her daughter’s private parts and upon questioning the girl, she revealed how the suspect took her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Idiroko Police Station, CSP Amodu Aloko, led detectives to the suspect’s house, where he was promptly arrested. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime.
“The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical treatment and issuance of a report,” Ranti Owonifaari said
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspect be immediately transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
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