A 73-year-old man identified as Dukuye Ohofete has been arrested by the men of the Lagos State Police Command.
He was arrested at Aswani, in the Isolo area of the state, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim and her mother, who resided around Egan, in the Igando area of the state, visited the suspect at his residence on the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation Estate, Isolo, on Wednesday, December 13, 2022.
The PUNCH correspondent learnt that the septuagenarian sent the victim’s mother to the market the following day around 4pm to buy foodstuffs, as she left her child in his care.
A source stated that the Aswani Police Division was alerted when people around the suspect’s house heard the cry of the child.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated that the septuagenarian was arrested and the victim sent to the Mirabel Centre, Lagos State, for examination and treatment.
He said, “Preliminary enquiry revealed that the victim’s mother had gone to visit the suspect on Wednesday, December 13, 2022, and was sent to the market as of the time of the act.”
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