The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Daniel Essien, a barber, for allegedly defiling a six- year- old girl three times at Olufemi Oshin Street, Alagbole-Akute in Ogun State.
The arrest of the 26-year- old man was said to have followed a complaint lodged to the police by the victim’s mother, Mrs Ayoola Tolulope.
The victim’s mother reported that she was called by her child’s school teacher to watch over her daughter because the girl confided in the teacher that a man had been sexually abusing her.
The mother said she interrogated her daughter and she confirmed that Essien had carnal knowledge of her three times .
Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, “On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ajuwon division, Afolabi Kazeem, led detectives to the area, where the suspect was promptly arrested.”
He said on interrogation, the suspect first denied the allegation but later confessed that he had sex with the little girl three consecutive times after the girl was taken to a hospital and the medical report confirmed it.
The commissioner of police in Ogun State, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has transferred the case to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and persecution of suspect.