Ademola Babalola in Ibadan
Oyo state police command has arrested a seventy-year old man, Akinlolu Ogunlade, for allegedly kidnapping and turning an eight-year old girl to a sex slave.
The police spokesman, SP Kunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the story, said investigation has commenced into the matter.
Our correspondent who monitored the development aired on Radio Nigeria, Ibadan zonal station on Thursday, gathered that the incident happened at Abidi Odan area of Akobo in Ibadan.
The victim, while explaining her ordeal in the hands of the 70-year old man, said she was kidnapped by the septuagenarian when she was coming from a vigil about three weeks back.
She stated that the man harboured her in his place of work and daily defiled her.
The little girl, who is a primary two pupil in one of the government-owned schools, , added that the man was the first person to have carnal knowledge of her.
Mother of the victim, Mrs Modinat Oladejo, explained that she had taken several measures to search for her daughter without any result.
The girl’s grandmother, Mrs Falilat Oladejo, who also joined in the search team noted that the young girl was not wayward in any way.
Reacting, the suspect, Akinlolu Ogunlade, an indigene of Akure, Ondo State, initially denied having sex with the minor but later explained that he was not the first man to sleep with her and that he only harboured her for 21 days when she said her parents had travelled.