Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested an 84-year- old man, Stephen Jack,for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of an eight -year -old girl (name withheld).
Crime report from the command indicated that the suspect who resides in Okun Owa area of Ijebu Ode was arrested following a report lodged at Obalende divisional headquarters by the father of the victim.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the father of the victim had reported that he discovered that his daughter was bleeding from her private part, and when he asked the little girl of the cause, she informed him that the suspect had sex with her.
Acting on the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Obalende, SP Murphy Salami detailed detectives to the scene, where the randy old man was apprehended.
Oyeyemi added that the preliminary investigation revealed that the old man is a known pedophile in the area.
The state police spokesman explained that the victim has been taken to the General Hospital Ijebu Ode for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for more investigation and possible prosecution.