Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 36- year- old school-bus driver for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old pupil of the school where he was working.
The suspect, according to the police was arrested on the 22nd of January 2021.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi gave the suspect name as Humble Michael.
He said the mother of the victim had reported at Ogijo Divisional Headquarters that while her husband was bathing her daughter, he discovered that blood was gushing out of her private part.
Oyeyemi added that the mother said when the girl was questioned, she disclosed to them that the driver of their school bus was the person who had sex with her on the 21st of January 2021 on their way coming from the school.
The little girl had told the parents after the driver had dropped all other school children at their various homes, she was the only person left in the bus, this gave the driver opportunity to park somewhere along the road and defiled her.
Oyeyemi explained that the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Muhammed Sulaiman Baba detailed operatives to go after the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.
He said the victim was quickly taken to a general hospital for treatment and the doctor’s report confirmed that she had been sexually abused, adding that the suspect admitted that he actually committed the crime.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
The CP also appealed to parents to always make the wellbeing of their children, especially female ones a number one priority so as to save them from those evils men lurking around everywhere.
He also warned school proprietors to always “carry out background checks on those they want to employ, to save them from employing criminals.”