A 72-year-old man who is a native of Ogun State has been arrested after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl.
The 72-year-old suspect has been identified as Ishola Tijani.
Officers of the Ogun State Police Command are currently investigating Tijani, after he was arrested on September 22; following a report by the victim’s mother at Iperu Police Station.
According to the victim’s mother, “When I returned home on that fateful day, I noticed that my daughter was acting very differently; and also finding it difficult to walk properly.”
“When questioned her, my little girl explained to me, that it was the old man who lured her into his room and raped her.”
Confirming the arrest, spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said sequel to the report; the DPO Iperu Division quickly detailed detectives to the scene, where the 72-year-old man was promptly arrested.
He added that the victim was taken to a hospital where it was confirmed that the girl has been defiled.
He noted that “The suspect has made a confessional statement admitting the commission of the crime.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID; for further investigation and prosecution.
The CP also appealed to parents to always be mindful of who to entrust their children to; to save them from those who are out looking for innocent children to devour.