By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 70-year-old man, Gabriel Akindele, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old deaf and dumb girl in a toilet.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said yesterday that the randy septuagenarian committed the offence at 7, Michael Ayegusi Street, Owode Ijako in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Oyeyemi said the police team found out that the suspect lured the girl to the toilet, where he raped her.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the girl, who noticed an unusual behaviour from the girl after the incident and used sign language to inquire from her daughter.
He said: “The girl informed her mother of the incident, which prompted the mother to report the matter to police. The DPO of Sango Ota, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, detailed detectives to the scene and the randy old man was subsequently arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed to committing the crime. It was discovered that he lured the girl to the toilet, where he unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her. The commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the case be transferred to the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, for proper investigation.”