A 19-year-old man who lured a 9-year-old girl into his room to rape her has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.
According to Punch, Gbadebo was arrested after he lured the girl into his room on the pretext of sending her on an errand and as soon as she entered his room, he overpowered her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
In confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said it was the father of the victim who reported the case leading to Gbadegbo's arrest.
“The suspect, according to the complainant, who is the father of the victim, called the girl, pretending he wanted to send her on an errand, and lured her into his room, where he used a pillow to cover her mouth and sexually abused her.
The girl reported the case to her father, who informed the police. The victim’s father reported the incident at Sango Divisional Police Station, which led to the arrest of Gbadebo.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department for further investigation."
DSP Oyeyemi further urged parents to always be watchful of their children in order to prevent them from becoming victims in the hands of people with devilish intentions.
He added that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.