By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Police have arrested Julius Afuape, a 21-year-old man for allegedly forcefully defiling a 13-year-old girl (name withheld) in Ogun State.
The suspect was arrested following a report by her aunty who reported at Ayetoro divisional headquarters.
According to her report, the victim’s aunt was back from work on September 30, 2020, at about 3:45 pm only to discover that her 13-year-old niece had been sexually abused by the suspect who lives in the same neighbourhood.
The victim explained that she was alone in the house when the suspect came at about 1:30 pm and claimed that he was sent by the victim’s aunt to come and service her generator.
It was on that excuse that he was allowed to gain entrance into the apartment.
But, on getting inside, he forcefully dragged the victim into her aunty bedroom where he had carnal knowledge of her.
The suspect took to flight immediately after the incident consequent upon which the DPO Ayetoro Division, CSP Mobolaji Jimoh, directed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.
The efforts of the operatives paid off on Friday, October 2, 2020 when the suspect hideout was located and he was promptly arrested.
He has made a confessional statement admitting that he actually committed the crime.
The victim was taken to the general hospital where it was medically confirmed that the victim’s virginity had been broken.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has directed that the suspect be transferred to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.