Abeokuta — The police in Ogun State have arrested a 60-year-old man, Taofeek Shotayo, for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Aregbe police station by the step father of the victim.
The complainant was quoted to have reported that the suspect who happened to be their neighbour at Abule Aro area of Obantoko, Abeokuta lured his step daughter to his room with N600 and had carnal knowledge of her.
A statement by the police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, further quoted the complainant to have stated that he got to know when they noticed sudden change in the behaviour of the little girl, which prompted him and her mother to question her.
According to him, the victim narrated to her parents how the suspect slept with her after giving her N600, while she further disclosed that it was the second time the suspect would be doing it with her.
Oyeyemi said upon receipt of the report, the DPO Aregbe division, Ope Olasunkanmi detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
He disclosed that the suspect made confessional statement to the police; while the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.