A 60-year-old man, Mayegun Alani, has been arrested for defiling a six-year-old girl, last Thursday, in Sango area of Ogun State.
The incident, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, happened at No 3, Mayegun Street in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
The matter was reported to the police by the victim’s mother who noticed that the girl was in pain while she was bathing her.
The victim upon interrogation was said to have opened up about what transpired between her and the old man, who happened to be the landlord of the house rented by her parents.
The suspect was said to have denied when arrested initially, but later confessed to the crime when interrogated, that he had been having carnal knowledge of the little girl for quite some time.
The PPRO said medical report confirmed that the girl had been defiled and that the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, had directed that the case be transferred to Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence of the command, Eleweran, Abeokuta for thorough investigation and prosecution.
Ali assured members of the public that the case would be thoroughly investigated and that the police command would not spare anyone caught in any criminal act or related offence.