The police in Lagos have arrested a 35-year-old man, Bunmi Adeyemi, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspect allegedly committed the offence at the weekend when the parents of the girl were not at home. He said the suspect who resides at No. 8, Alhaji Alake Street, Bariga, allegedly lured the little girl into his room where he had carnal knowledge of her.
He said the suspect was arrested by policemen from Bariga police station following complaint lodged by the mother of the girl. The suspect was arrested by a team of detectives from the Family Support Unit. He confessed to the commission of the crime. The victim was taken to Mirabel Centre Ikeja for medical treatment and forensic examination. The Commands Gender Unit has taken over the investigation, he said.