The Ogun State Police Command has arrested an 84-year-old man, Pa Stephen Jack, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl (name withheld).
The suspect, according to as statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a report lodged at Obalende divisional headquarters.
Oyeyemi said Jack, who resides at Okun Owa area of Ijebu Ode, was apprehended after the girl’s father told the police he discovered that his daughter was bleeding from her private part.
“The complainant said when he asked the little girl why she was bleeding, she informed him that the suspect had sex with her.
“The Divisional Police Officer, Obalende division, Murphy Salami, immediately detailed his detectives to the scene, where the randy old man was apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the old man is a known pedophile in the area,” the police spokesperson said.
Oyeyemi said the victim had been taken to the General Hospital, Ijebu Ode, for medical treatment, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had also directed that the case be transfered to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for more investigation and possible prosecution.