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Man, 25 arrested for defiling co-tenant’s 4-year-old daughter

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By Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old daughter of his co-tenant at Mokore in Warewa area of the state. The suspect, who resides at Mokore road was arrested on March 29, 2021, following the report lodge by the mother of the victim at Warewa Divisional Headquarter of the police.

The mother of the girl explained that while she went to spread some clothes that washed at about 7:00pm and on her way back she heard her daughter crying in the room of the suspect.

The woman explained further that when she entered the room, she met the suspect on her daughter having carnal knowledge of her.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a statement in Abeokuta, that on hearing the report, the DPO Warewa division, CPS  Folashade Tanaruno quickly detailed detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.

Oyeyemi said that on interrogation, he admitted to having committed the crime, claiming that he didn’t know what came over him.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP. Edward A Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

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