Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a man for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.
It was gathered that the man, identified as Idowu Shittu has been having carnal knowledge of his wife’s cousin.
Shittu was arrested following a report lodged by his wife at Ifo divisional headquarters, where she revealed that the little girl opened up to her that he has been molesting her for the past three years.
The little girl, who was said to have lost her mother at a tender age said she has been enduring it because she didn’t have anywhere to go if her aunt’s husband sends her away as he used to threaten whenever he wants to have his way with her.
Upon the report, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but pleaded for forgiveness from the little girl.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered 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 diligent prosecution.
He also orders that the victim be taken to an hospital for proper medical evaluation.