By Daud Olatunji
A 65-year-old man, Sulaiman Rauf, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 10-year-old girl (name withheld).
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, yesterday, said the arrest of the suspect followed a complaint lodged by the father of the victim, one Fahinhun Matthew, who reported at Idi-Iroko divisional headquarters that the suspect, who is living in their neighbourhood sent his daughter on an errand.
Oyeyemi further said Matthew told the police that when her daughter came back, she was lured into his room where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
He said: “When the girl came out of the suspect’s room, she quickly informed her father of what the suspect did to her, hence the report.
“Upon the report, the DPO Idi-Iroko Division, CSP Aloko Amodu, detailed his detectives to 7, Araromi Street, Ilase where the suspect resides and was arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect admitted having carnal knowledge of the victim but claimed not to know what led him to it. The victim has been taken to the general hospital.