A 70-year-old man, Gabriel Akindele, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping an eight-year-old deaf and dumb girl.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim, after she quizzed her daughter upon noticing an unusual behaviour.
The mother of the girl was said to have used sign language to inquire from her daughter and she informed her of the incident, which prompted the mother to report the matter to the police.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement to newsmen on Wednesday, said it happened on Tuesday on Michael Ayegusi Street, Owode Ijako, in the Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of the state.
He said, “After a complaint was made about the matter, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Sango Ota, Akinsola Ogunwale, detailed detectives to the scene; and the old man was subsequently arrested.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and it was discovered that he lured the girl to the toilet where he raped her.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the case be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Abeokuta, for proper investigation and subsequent prosecution,” the PPRO added.
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