The Ogun State Police Command yesterday arrested a 70-year-old man, Mr. Gabriel Akindele, for defiling an eight-year-old deaf and dumb girl at Michael Ayegusi Street, Owode Ijako in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state. According to the state Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following complaint from the mother of the girl who noticed an unusual behaviour from the girl after the incident. He said the mother of the girl used sign language to inquire from her daughter what was wrong with her unusual behaviours.
He said from the sign language she communicated with the daughter, she informed her of the incident which prompted her to report the case to the police. Oyeyemi said: “Upon the report, the DPO Sango Ota, Akinsola Ogunwale, detailed detectives to the scene and the alleged randy old man was subsequently arrested.” He added: “On interrogation, he opened up to the crime.
It was discovered that he lured the girl to the toilet where he unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.” He said the state Commissioner for Police, 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 for proper investigation.