Police operatives in Lagos arrested the barber after he was found out to have defiled the seven-year-old girl (names withheld).
According to The Nation, the suspect, Yusuf Adelopo, 37, was nabbed by policemen at Okesanya Street, Papajao in Mushin after he allegedly raped his neighbour’s daughter.
His arrest was sequel to a medical confirmation by specialists at the Mushin General Hospital that there was penetration.
It was gathered that the minor’s parents had notified the police after she told them that the suspect on Tuesday defiled her under the staircase.
She was said to have gone to his shop to enquire the whereabouts of her older siblings who she did not meet when she returned from school.
But rather than give her an answer, the suspect, it was gathered held the girl by the hand, took her to their apartment and confirmed it was locked.
He was said to have brought a bench which he kept under the staircase, then forcefully removed the minor’s underwear and had his way.
The little girl, who narrated the incident to her parents, was said to have told them that the suspect brought a rag and cleaned her private part when he was done, ordering her to put her pants on, before taking her to his saloon where she waited until her elder brother returned.
After reporting the matter to her parents, they were said to have lodge a complaint at Olosan Police Station, where the suspect is currently being detained.
Confirming the arrest, the state command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police said investigations were ongoing.