By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
A 70 -year-old man, Sunday Tugbobo has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for defiling two underage girls who are seven and eight years old respectively.
The incident, according to a statement released by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, happened at No, 10 Ondo road, Ijebu – Ode area of the state.
Oyeyemi said the septuagenarian was arrested following a complaint by the father of one of the girls, John Oru at Igbeba divisional headquarters that the suspect, who is a co-tenant in the same house, raped his seven-year -old daughter (name withheld).
He stated further that it was their landlady who caught the suspect during the act and informed him.
“It was when the landlady was informing them that the other girl, who is eight years old, also accused the man of having done the same thing to her earlier.”
Upon the report, the Acting DPO Igbeba Division, Onah Lawrence detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy suspect was arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and also admitted that he lured the two minors to his room with meat pie at different times where he raped them.
The two victims, Oyeyemi said, had been taken to Ijebu-Ode general hospital for medical examination. The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.