By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
A 30 -year -old man, Adewale Olakusi has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly raping a 13- year -old girl (name withheld) in Ota area of the state.
The suspect, according to a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi was arrested on Sunday.
The police spokesperson disclosed that Olakusi was apprehended following a complaint by the father of the victim, who reported at Onipanu Division that he discovered a sudden and unusual demeanor on his daughter as well as loss of appetite for food.
Oyeyemi revealed that the father of the victim said after questioning the victim, she disclosed that the suspect forcefully had carnal knowledge of her and warned her never to disclose it to anybody.
Upon the report, the police spokesman said, the Divisional Police Officer Onipanu Division, Sangobiyi Johnson detailed detectives to effect the arrest of the suspect who happened to be living in the same house with the parents of the victim.
On interrogation, Oyeyemi said, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil. The victim has been taken to the hospital where medical report confirmed that the girl was violated.
The commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution. He also appealed to members of the public to always take the well-being of their children serious, especially the female ones.