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Nigeria: 45-Year-Old Security Guard Arrested Over Alleged Rape of Girl, 12

A suspect, Mr. Taofeek Kolawole, who is 45-year-old man, was arrested Friday for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl.

It was gathered that the little girl had gone to fetch water at the Kemta Housing Estate Home, where the suspect was working as guard, when he took the advantage to rape her.

The suspect who is a security guard with a Chinese Company was said to have lured the primary six pupil with a gift of mobile phone.

Due to unusual delay of the girl, the mother traced her to house but surprisingly, saw her bucket outside, while door to the house was locked.

The mother who suspected foul play knocked on the door severally but got no response before she raised alarm which attracted people in the neighbourhood.

However, nemesis caught up with the rapist, who on opening the door, attempted to bolt, but was apprehended and handed over to the estate police station.

The suspect is being investigated, while the victim has been taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta for medical examination.

However, Children Protection Network (CPN), a coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's) had shown interest in the case, in ensuring that, the alleged culprit faces prosecution.

When contacted, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the story, saying "the suspect is in our custody, as investigation continues. We have also taken the victim to hospital for medical examination."

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