Luck has run out on a 20-year-old man for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl at Sparklight Estate, Isheri Olofin, in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State as he is currently in police detention.
SATURDAY THIS DAY learnt that the suspect, Wahab Abdul-Aziz, currently detained by operatives attached to Ojodu Abiodun Divisional Police Station, Ogun State Command, was apprehended for forcefully having carnal knowledge of the 10-year-old in an abandoned building within the Estate.
It was learnt, that the girl, who was sent on errand by her mother, was lured into the building by Wahab who forcefully defiled her.
It was gathered, that the mother of the girl, who saw her daughter shedding tears and writhing in pain before she confessed to her mother the unfortunate incident which befell her on her way to a nearby shop to pick certain items. The mother thereafter reported the incident to the police, who swiftly arrested the suspect, who has allegedly confessed to the crime.
According to Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident, the Commissioner of Police of the State, Alhaji Abdulmajid Ali, had directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Ojodu Abiodun to transfer the case to the operatives of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence (DCII), Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation and prosecution. Ali advised residents of the state to always encourage owners of abandoned or isolated structures to work on them or make them clean, always so as to debar hoodlums from using them to perpetrate evil acts of this nature.
The police boss further advised members of the general public to cooperate with the police in the fight against crimes and social vices that must be totally eradicated, and to report such to the police, not minding any social stigma.