…Pressed pillow to her face during act
By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—MEN of Ogun State Police Command have arrested one 19-year-old Felix Gbadebo for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl (names withheld).
State Police Command image-maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this, yesterday, in a statement in Abeokuta, said the incident happened at 7, Alani Akintoye Railway Line, Ijoko, Sango Ota.
Oyeyemi said the victim’s father reported the incident at Sango Divisional Police Station, which led to the arrest of the suspect.
He said: “The suspect, according to the complainant, who is the father of the victim, called the girl, pretending he wanted to send her on an errand, and lured her into his room, where he used a pillow to cover her mouth and sexually abused her.
“The girl reported the case to her father, who informed police. The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Sango Ota Division, Akinsola Ogunwale, sent police detectives to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department for further investigation.
“He appealed to parents to always be watchful of their children in order to prevent them from becoming victims in the hands of people with devilish intentions.”