32-year-old man arrested for allegedly defiling minor in Ondo

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A middle-aged man has been arrested in Ondo State for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a nine-year-old girl.

The suspect, Afolami Olanrewaju, 32, was apprehended by operatives of Zone 17 of the Nigeria Police.

According to the Police Command’s Spokesperson for Zone 17, Akeem Adeoye, the suspect, who lives in Ile-Oluji in the Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of the state, committed the offence in February 2022.

Adeoye added that upon committing the crime in February, the suspect fled the committed and went into hiding.

He disclosed that the victim’s mother reported the crime to the police, after which, the victim was taken to the hospital for prompt medical attention.

“The suspect, on getting to the house, forcefully had carnal knowledge of the victim and immediately packed his loads from his house in Ile Oluji and went into hiding.

“Effort intensified by the detectives led to his arrest in Akure, Ondo State. The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime during interrogation.”

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