Nineteen-year-old Damilola Akintilo has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly defiling a four-year-old girl in Ile-Ife.
The suspect reportedly took the victim into the bush and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her on Wednesday.
Sources told our correspondent that the incident happened in Ita Olopo, Ilode Road, Ile-Ife.
The victim, it was learnt, was sick and left in the room by her mother, but Damilola reportedly sneaked in and took her to a nearby bush and defiled her.
A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspect was arrested and handed over to police personnel at the Moore Police Station.
The source stated that Damilola was known to the mother of the victim, who raised the alarm when she returned and could not find her daughter, adding that a search party heard the girl screaming from the nearby bush and caught the suspect in the act.
Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Police Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro, said Damilola was in custody.
She said investigation had commenced into the matter and the suspect would be charged soon. [PUNCH]