Ogun state police command has arrested a 54-year-old man, Niyi Omowodun, a resident of Ejigun Agbede, Itele-Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state for defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld)
Omowodun, who allegedly claimed to be a Pastor at Helmet of Life International Church was arrested following a complaint by the father of the victim who reported the ugly incident at Itele Divisional headquarters of the police.
According to statement from the spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the father of the 12-year-old girl was quoted to have stated that while he was at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbours that her daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbor caught the man in the act.
Receiving this report, the DPO of Itele Division, CSP Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to go after the man and was subsequently arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect was said to have allegedly confessed to having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl.
He stated further that he lured the small girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was going on an errand. When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he has separated with his wife since 2016.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.