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50-yr-old man arrested over rape of 13-yr-old girl

Following the rape of a 13-yr-old girl, the suspect, Joseph Sunday, has been arrested by officers of the Ogun state police command.

Rape crime is on the increase and needs to be curbed.

The suspect identified as Joseph Sunday was arrested by the Ogun Police Command in Ilaro, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday reportedly waylaid the victim while she was on her way to fetch water and dragged her into an uncompleted building where he raped her.

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The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident saying that the suspect was arrested following complaints from the mother of the young girl.

“The policemen at the station where the case was reported immediately arrested the man. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime,” He said.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has reportedly issued an order for the case to be transferred immediately to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

Iliyasu also appealed to parents to be watchful of their children in a bid to prevent them from being victims in such circumstances.

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