Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 21-year- old man Julius Afuape for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl (name withheld).
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect committed the offence on Wednesday September 30, 2020 at Ayetoro in Yewa North Area of the state.
He said the suspect was arrested following a report by the aunty of the victim who reported at Ayetoro Divisional Headquarters that she came back from work on the fateful day around 3.45pm only to discover that her 13-year- old niece had been sexually abused by the suspect who lives in the same neighbuorhood with them.
Oyeyemi added that the victim explained that she was alone in the house when the suspect came at about 1.30pm and claimed that he was sent by the victim’s aunty to come service her generator.
He said further, “It was on that excuse that he was allowed to gain entrance into the apartment. But, on getting inside, he forcefully dragged the victim to her aunty’s bedroom where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
Oyeyemi said the suspect took to flight immediately after the incident consequent upon which the Division Police Officer, Ayetoro Division, Mobolaji Jimoh directed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.
The efforts of the operatives paid off on Friday 2nd of October 2020 when the suspect was arrested at his hideout.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect has made a confessional statement admitting that he actually committed the crime.
The victim, according to Police spokesperson, was taken to the general hospital where it was medically confirmed that the victim’s hymen had been broken.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed 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.