The Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Innocent Ifunayachi for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl during a visit to her parent’s house in the Bariga area of the state. The 34-year-old suspect, who met the victim eating, sent her on errand to get some drinks for him and in her absence, allegedly laced her food with a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
The suspect, being a friend to the family, visited and found the girl eating noodles, and while she left to get him some drinks, he quickly put some quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in the food. She returned and ate the food without a foreknowledge of the substance in the food. She lost consciousness after eating the food and Ifunayachi took advantage of her state to defile her. Detectives from the Family Support Unit arrested the suspect and he has confessed to committing the crime. The victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged.