- Police operatives have arrested a man for defiling a 9-year-old girl in Lagos State.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Ayo Adenupebi for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl in the state.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, who disclosed the arrest via a statement on Wednesday, revealed that the incident occurred in the Akodo area of Lagos State.
He stated that Adenupebi was arrested after the victim’s sister made a report about the incident at the Akodo Police Station.
Ajisebutu added that detectives detailed to investigate the case arrested the suspect, noting that the victim had been taken to hospital for treatment.
He said, “Detectives at the Akodo Police Division, Lagos State, have arrested one Ayo Adenupebi, 20, resident of Ise town, Akodo, for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old minor who lives on the same street with him.
“The incident was reported after the victim’s elder sister noticed blood stains on her thigh around 7pm on October 1, 2021. When asked, the victim alleged that the suspect sexually assaulted her and warned her against telling anyone, including her parents.
“Following the report made at the Akodo Police Division by the victim’s father, detectives immediately arrested the suspect. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but pleaded for leniency,” the police spokesperson stated.
Ajisebutu added that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
The police spokesperson further stated that Odumosu, who condemned the criminal act, admonished parents and guardians to keep an eye on their wards, particularly the female children, to avoid being sexually violated.
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