20-Year-old Held For Allegedly Defiling Minor in Lagos

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Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Ayo Adenupebi for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl in the Akodo area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Wednesday that Adenupebi was arrested after the victim’s father made a report about the incident at the Akodo Police Station.

He stated that detectives detailed to investigate the case arrested the suspect, who lived on the same street with the victim.

Ajisebutu said, “The incident was reported after the victim’s elder sister noticed blood stains on her thigh around 7pm on October 1, 2021. When asked, the victim alleged that the suspect sexually assaulted her and warned her against telling anyone, including her parents.

“Following the report made at the Akodo Police Division by the victim’s father, detectives immediately arrested the suspect.  Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, but pleaded for leniency.The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution. Meanwhile, the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.”

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