By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A 25-year-old man, Elisha James has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 4-year-old daughter of his co-tenant.
The suspect, who resides at Mokore road area, Warewa was arrested on the 29th of March 2021 following the report lodged by the mother of the victim, who reported at Warewa divisional headquarters that while she went out to spread some clothes at about 7pm, she heard her 4-year-old daughter crying in the room of the suspect.
She stated further that when she entered the room, she met the suspect defiling her daughter.
On the strength of the report, the DPO Warewa division, Csp Folashade Tanaruno quickly detailed detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect admitted to having committed the crime, claiming that he didn’t know what came over him.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.