39-Year-Old Man Arrested For Defiling Five-Year-Old Stepdaughter In Ogun
According to the police, the victim’s mother reported the incident to operatives attached to the Adigbe divisional headquarters.
The victim’s mother was said to have told the police that the girl identified her stepfather as the perpetrator.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun police spokesperson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspect confessed to the crime after he was arrested.
Oyeyemi said the police had taken the girl to the hospital for treatment, saying;
A 39 years old man, Oladapo Akinola, was on Monday, 20th of September, 2021, arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for defiling his 5 years old stepdaughter (name withheld).
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adigbe divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that while bathing her daughter, she discovered blood in her private part.
And on enquiry from the girl, she was informed that her husband, who happened to be the stepfather of the victim, has unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
He, therefore, warned parents, especially mothers, to always be watchful of their female children in order to protect them from being victims of sexual assault by irresponsible men.