BY FEMI OYEWESO, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday, arrested a 52 year-old man, identified as Kayode Adeniyi for having a carnal knowledge of a 10 year-old girl (named withheld).
The suspect was arrested, following a complaint lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters of the police by the aunty of the victim.
In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the state capital by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Oyeyemi Abimbola, he said the suspect forcefully dragged his victim to his apartment where he committed the offence, when the minor went to inquire about a missing cloth from his daughter in their neighbourhood.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect “dragged her into the room, covered her mouth with pillow and had sexual intercourse with her.”
The PPRO further stated that the aunty of the victim, in her report, explained that the suspect threatened to kill the minor with knife if she make noise.
“On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Agbado Division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed having carnal knowledge of the victim forcefully, he also admitted that he threatened the victim with knife and that is why she couldn’t make noise until he satisfied his sexual urge,” he said.
Oyeyemi also stated that further investigation into the past activities of the suspect revealed that, Adeniyi has being sexually abusing his three under-aged biological daughters prior to the defilement of the 10 year-old child, but denied it.
“The victim has been taken to General Hospital for medical examination and treatment,” the PPRO added.
The PPRO further explained that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the Police Family Support Unit (FSU) at the Sango-Ota Area Command to take over the case for an indepth investigation and diligent prosecution.