Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a 25-year-old man, Elisha James for allegedly defiling a 4-year- old daughter of his co-tenant (name withheld).
The suspect who resides on Mokore Road, Warewa in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, according to the police, was arrested on Monday the 29th of March 2021.
This followed a report lodged by the victim’s mother at the Warewa Divisional headquarters of the command that while she went out to spread some clothes she washed at about 7pm on the line, she heard her 4-year- old daughter crying in the room of the suspect.
Oyeyemi said she stated further that when she entered the room, she met the suspect defiling her daughter.
Based on the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Warewa, CSP Folashade Tanaruno quickly detailed detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
The state police spokesman said the suspect admitted during interrogation of having committed the crime, claiming that he didn’t know what came over him.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward A Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Hman Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.