Police Command in Ogun State has arrested a 25-year-old man, Elisha James for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a four-year-old daughter of his co-tenant (name-withheld).
The suspect, according to the command image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who resides at Mokore road area of Warewa, was arrested on Monday, following the report lodged by the mother of the victim, who reported at Warewa divisional headquarters.
According to Oyeyemi, “On the strength of the report, the DPO Warewa division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno detailed detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he admitted to having committed the crime, claiming that he didn’t know what came over him”.
The mother of the victim reported that, while she went out to spread some clothes she had washed at about 7:00 pm, she heard her four years old daughter crying in the room of the suspect.
She added that when she entered the room, she met the suspect defiling her daughter.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward 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.