A 60-year-old man identified as Adewale Enoch has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl. A statement made by the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi to journalists on Monday, disclosed that the incident occurred on Saturday, at Moborode area, Abigi, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State.
"The police operatives attached to Abigi Division of the Ogun State police command have arrested one Adewale Enoch,60, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl,12, on 26th December at 150hrs," he said
According to the statement, the suspect was arrested after the father of the victim reported to the police.
"The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State CP Abdulmajid Ali has directed that the case be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation and prosecution for the command has credible evidence to arraign the suspect," DSP Adejobi said.
"The police boss also appealed to parents and guardians to monitor their children or wards, as all hands must be on deck to eradicate this criminal, barbaric and inhuman act in our society," he added.
The Commissioner of Police on his part promised to continue the fight against child abuse, gender violence and other social vices that can expose children to dangers.