A 72-year-old man has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for defiling a seven-year-old girl.
The Police Public Relations Office, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, Ishola Tijani, was arrested on Tuesday following a report by the mother of the victim at Iperu Police Station that she went out only for her to return and find her daughter feeling uncomfortable.
He stated that when she made an enquiry from the little girl, she explained to her that it was the old man who lured her into his room and forcefully had sex with her.
The PPRO said upon the report, the DPO of Iperu Division quickly led his detectives to the scene, where the randy old man was promptly arrested.
He said that the victim was taken to a hospital, where it was confirmed that the girl has been actually defiled.
The suspect however made confessional statement admitting the commission of the offence.
According to Oyeyemi, the Command’s Commissioner, Edward Awolowo 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 for further investigation and prosecution.
Ajogun also appealed to parents to always be mindful of whom they entrust with their children, to save them from those who are out looking for innocent ones to devour.