A 70-year-old man, Gabriel Akindele, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a deaf and dumb eight-year-old girl.
The incident happened on Tuesday on Michael Ayegusi Street, Owode Ijako, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer for Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested after the victim’s mother complained to police.
He said, “The mother, who noticed an unusual behavior from the girl after the incident, used sign language to inquire from her daughter. The girl informed her of the incident, which prompted the mother to report the matter to the police.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said after a complaint was made about the matter, the Divisional Police Officer, Sango Ota, Akinsola Ogunwale, sent detectives to the scene and the old man was subsequently arrested. According to him, the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime.
It was discovered that the suspect lured the girl to the toilet where he raped her.
The PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the case be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for proper investigation.