In Ogun, Police arrest man for ‘raping’ 13-yr-old girl

The Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man, Julius Afuape, for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl.

The arrest was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint on Saturday.

According to the police spokeman, the suspect was arrested following a report by the aunty of the victim who reported at Ayetoro divisional headquarters that she came back from work on the on September 30, 2020 at about 3:45 pm, only to discover that her niece had been sexually abused by the suspect who lives in the same neighborhood with them. 

The victim explained that she was alone in the house when the suspect came at about 1:30 pm and claimed that he was sent by the victim’s aunty to service her generator.  

Oyeyemi further said it was on that excuse that he was allowed to gain entrance into the apartment. But, on getting inside, he forcefully dragged the victim into her aunty bedroom where he had carnal knowledge of her. 

“The suspect took to flight immediately after the incident consequent upon which DPO of Ayetoro division CSP Mobolaji Jimoh directed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice. 

“The efforts of the operatives paid off on Friday October 2, 2020 when the suspect hideout was located and he was promptly arrested. He has made a confessional statement admitting that he actually committed the crime. 

“The victim was taken to the general hospital where it was medically confirmed that the victim’s virginity had been broken,” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution. 

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