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The police in Ogun State have arrested a 25-year-old man, Elisha James, for alleged defilement of a four-year-old girl.
The suspect, a resident of Mokore road in Warewa, was said to have committed the act in Warewa area of Ogun State, and was nabbed on Monday, following a report lodged by the mother of the victim.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed that the woman reported at Warewa divisional headquarters, stating that while she went out to spread some clothes she washed at about 7:00 pm, she overheard her daughter, crying in the room of the suspect.
She alleged that on entering the room, she found the suspect defiling her daughter.
Said Oyeyemi: “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, he admitted to having committed the crime, claiming that he didn’t know what came over him”.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit for further investigation and prosecution.